In mid-2020, we received an award for our particularly innovative idea for safety in industrial robotics “Intendicate”, combined with a funding to implement this idea. We worked on this idea for a year together with our colleagues from the HU Berlin and the Whydobirds. Nine design studies, four lab experiments and countless lines of code later, we can announce: It works. Intendicate effectively makes it easier for humans to predict the movements of a robotic arm in a collaboration task. This increases trust in the machine, decreases mental stress, and frees up more cognitive resources to safely and attentively address the work context.
The scientific results of the project will be published in relevant journals in the coming year. A good impression of the overall process of the interdisciplinary R&D project can be gained from the case study, which can be downloaded from the website of the parent project COVR – Safe around Robots.
If you want to learn more about the details, please feel free to contact Paul Schweidler directly.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779966