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Smart Manufacturing and The Promotion of Artificially-Intelligent Human-Robot Collaborations in Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises

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Author(s)

Megan Zimmerman, Jeremy Marvel

Abstract

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing new metrology toward the evaluation and assurance of collaborative robot performance in next- generation manufacturing. A significant research thrust along these lines involves the advancement of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable the intuitive use and integration of collaborative robots in human-robot and robot-robot teams. This paper discusses a manufacturing-centric perspective of the evolution of human-robot interaction, tools of interest for advancement, and outlines some of NIST's relevant efforts toward imbuing robotic systems with ML and AI to improve operational performance, communication of task-relevant information, situation awareness, and ease of integration.
Proceedings Title
Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-for-HRI) symposium
Conference Dates
November 9-11, 2017
Conference Location
Arlington, VA, US

Keywords

human-robot collaboration, manufacturing robotics, human-robot interaction

Citation

Zimmerman, M. and Marvel, J. (2017), Smart Manufacturing and The Promotion of Artificially-Intelligent Human-Robot Collaborations in Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-for-HRI) symposium, Arlington, VA, US (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created November 11, 2017, Updated February 9, 2022