Optical Workplace Monitoring
Experimental Evaluation of Advanced Sensor-Based Supervision and Work Cell Integration Strategies (EXECELL)
In EXECELL, the project partners KUKA and Fraunhofer IFF aim at demonstrating safe interaction between robots and humans in a shared workspace environment. This is to be accomplished by using one of the most current robots, the KUKA LWR 4+, aiming at human-robot collaboration scenarios as well as newly developed sensor systems for flexible workspace surveillance. The project focus is on exploring necessary communication and interaction between the various work-cell components in order to achieve a reasonable safe process. Therefore, a main achievement is the development of a concept for integration of a sensor-system and the KUKA LWR, which is based on an analysis and discussion of available communication interfaces concerning the individual communication tasks in possible use cases.