Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction

Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction is concerned with the design and evaluation of robotic systems and methods for designing, implementing and evaluating the interaction between robots and human beings. This project explores and demonstrates convergences and synergies among these themes. We are also interested in convergences and crossovers between biology and robotics/AI, as a strategic direction.

Human-Robot Interaction

Robot Arm

Current research in this area includes :

1. gaze-based control of a mobile, tele-operated robot for search and exploration, using a screen-based eyetraking system as the human interface

2. gaze-based control of a 5-DOF articulated robot arm with clasping manipulator, using a screen-based eyetraking system as the human interface

3. development of lightweight head-mounted eyetracking systems

4. biometric interfaces for robot control, including electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and galvanic skin response (GSR)

5. the development of human-robot factors models and evaluation methodologies

Robot Systems and Architectures

'Spinosaurus' Mobile Robot

Current research in this area includes :

1. the development of mobile robotic systems that can manipulate, grasp and adapt to environments.

2. development of a human-robot collaborative work cell for rapid prototype assembly .

3. autonomous hexacopter with machine vision


Hybrid Additive Rapid Prototyping/Manufacturing  (RP/RM) Technologies

The RapMan Fused Deposition Additive Prototyping MachineThe project is initially exploring concepts for the automated integration of active electronics and kinematic components with objects created from 3D models via fused-deposition modelling (FDM).

Ongoing research in this area extends to the consideration of self-replicating, self-assembling and autogenic machines.




Prof. Craig A. Lindley, craig.lindley@bth.se
School of Computing
Blekinge Technical Institute
SE-371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden



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