On-demand haptic feedback using collaborative robots for VR simulation of manual tasks in industrial processes
Reference persons FABRIZIO LAMBERTI
Research Groups GR-09 - GRAphics and INtelligent Systems - GRAINS
Thesis type THESIS IN COLLAB. W/ A COMPANY
Description Haptic feedback is an essential aspect of human-computer interaction, particularly in industrial settings where precise and realistic touch sensations are crucial for successful manual tasks. Collaborative robots (Cobots) have revolutionized industrial production processes by working alongside human operators, and this characteristic also opened up other uses for such devices, for example, in the context of Virtual Reality (VR). This thesis proposal aims to investigate the feasibility of providing faithful on-demand haptic feedback using collaborative robots as "Encountered Type" haptic devices, to simulate a manual task (i.e., defects identification and correction) within industrial production processes. The research will also explore how this technology can enhance defect identification, issue management, and improve workplace safety by simulating ergonomic aspects and delivering effective training content. The investigation will be conducted in collaboration with industrial partners and will align with the objectives of the MANAGE 5.0 project, supported by the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy (MISE) and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).
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Deadline 26/08/2024 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA