Publications / 2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA

Human-Robot Collaboration for Creative and Integrated Design and Fabrication Processes

Shani Sharif, T. Russell Gentry and Larry M. Sweet
Pages 596-604 (2016 Proceedings of the 33rd ISARC, Auburn, USA, ISBN 978-1-5108-2992-3, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper proposes a new framework for digital design to fabrication workflow to create an effective collaboration process between human designers and industrial robots, in order to redefine the relationship between design and production. This framework aims at redefining the current one-directional workflow of design to robotic fabrication that is imposed by the current robot programming and control systems, originally developed for engineering product industries. Our proposed system employs machine perception, adaptive control, and design libraries to adapt fabrication processes in real time, in parallel with human perception, learning, and guidance, to act as a catalyst of innovation for design practices, accelerating the design and production of novel building and industrial components.

Keywords: Robotic fabrication, Human-robot collaboration, Perception, Feedback, Adaptive control