by Tamás Cserteg, Gábor Erdős and Gergely Horváth (MTA SZTAKI)
Multiple, linked research projects on the topic of human-robot collaboration have been carried out in MTA Sztaki with the aim of developing ergonomic, gesture driven, robot control methods. Although robots are already used in many different fields, the next generation of robots will need to work in shared workplaces with human operators complementing and not substituting their work. The implementation of such shared workplaces raises new problems, such as security of the human operator and defining simple and unambiguous communication interface between the human operator and the robot. To overcome these problems a detailed, up-to-date model, i.e., a digital twin, has been created.