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==  Goal and motivation for robotics at IMS Lab ==
 
==  Goal and motivation for robotics at IMS Lab ==
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Robots are developed for improving the quality of our lives. Human-Robot Collaboration encompasses developing usable robots that make our everyday lives easier. Collaborative robots share their autonomy with human partners, thus improving the efficiency and quality of work in areas such as flexible manufacturing, logistics, domestic assistance, healthcare, and teleoperation in hazardous environments. We have extensive experience in research and technology of every aspect of robotics: designing electronics, mechanical engineering, software development, system integration, device building, education, and training.
 
Robots are developed for improving the quality of our lives. Human-Robot Collaboration encompasses developing usable robots that make our everyday lives easier. Collaborative robots share their autonomy with human partners, thus improving the efficiency and quality of work in areas such as flexible manufacturing, logistics, domestic assistance, healthcare, and teleoperation in hazardous environments. We have extensive experience in research and technology of every aspect of robotics: designing electronics, mechanical engineering, software development, system integration, device building, education, and training.
  
 
== Highlights ==
 
== Highlights ==
 
* [https://temoto-telerobotics.github.io TeMoto], highly intuitive telerobotics platform,
 
* [https://temoto-telerobotics.github.io TeMoto], highly intuitive telerobotics platform,
* omnidirectional robotont platform for education and research in ROS,
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* omnidirectional [http://robotont.ut.ee robotont] platform for education and research in ROS,
 
* Fits.me shape-changing mannequin,
 
* Fits.me shape-changing mannequin,
 
* Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments ([http://www.shee.eu SHEE]),
 
* Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments ([http://www.shee.eu SHEE]),
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=== Equipment ===
 
=== Equipment ===
 
Our inventory includes but is not limited to:
 
Our inventory includes but is not limited to:
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File:Youbot.png|120px|thumb|KUKA youBot
 
File:Youbot.png|120px|thumb|KUKA youBot
 
File:Ur5_left.png|120px|thumb|Universal Robot UR5
 
File:Ur5_left.png|120px|thumb|Universal Robot UR5
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File:Clearpath_Jackal.jpg|120px|thumb|Clearpath Jackal
 
File:Clearpath_Jackal.jpg|120px|thumb|Clearpath Jackal
 
File:Kinova_KG-3_Gripper.jpg|120px|thumb|Kinova 3-finger gripper
 
File:Kinova_KG-3_Gripper.jpg|120px|thumb|Kinova 3-finger gripper
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File:Xarm7.jpg|120px|thumb|UFACTORY xArm7
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File:Robotont_banner.png|120px|thumb|robotont
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File:Turtlebot3-waffle-pi.jpg|thumb|TurtleBot3
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File:Parrot-bebop-2.jpg|thumb|Parrot Bebop 2
 
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</gallery>
  
* robotont
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* MiR
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* Robotiq 2F
 
* ClearBot
 
* ClearBot
* TurtleBot3
 
* Parrot, Bebop Drone 2
 
 
* OSVR
 
* OSVR
 
* Oculus Rift
 
* Oculus Rift
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* Hardware integration
 
* Hardware integration
 
* Process automation
 
* Process automation
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* Motion planning and control theory
 
* System identification
 
* System identification
 
* Data fusion
 
* Data fusion
 
* Electronics design
 
* Electronics design
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* Simulations and digital twins
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* Algorithm development
 
* Scientific publication
 
* Scientific publication
 
* ROS and engineering trainings
 
* ROS and engineering trainings
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* collaborative robotics for flexible manufacturing,
 
* collaborative robotics for flexible manufacturing,
 
* autonomous ground vehicles,
 
* autonomous ground vehicles,
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* autonomous drones
 
* robotics education.
 
* robotics education.
 
A list of potential student projects in '''[[student projects in robotics|robotics]]''' or '''[[Soft_robotics_student_projects|soft robotics]]'''.
 
A list of potential student projects in '''[[student projects in robotics|robotics]]''' or '''[[Soft_robotics_student_projects|soft robotics]]'''.
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* [https://temoto-telerobotics.github.io TeMoto] - intuitive telerobotics solutions for hazardous environments (in collaboration with the [http://robotics.me.utexas.edu/ Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group at UT-Austin])
 
* [https://temoto-telerobotics.github.io TeMoto] - intuitive telerobotics solutions for hazardous environments (in collaboration with the [http://robotics.me.utexas.edu/ Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group at UT-Austin])
 
* [https://www.yanu.ai/ Yanu] - fully autonomous robot empowered bartending unit
 
* [https://www.yanu.ai/ Yanu] - fully autonomous robot empowered bartending unit
* [https://github.com/ut-ims-robotics/robotont robotont] - open source omnidirectional mobile robot platform
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* [http://robotont.ut.ee robotont] - open source omnidirectional mobile robot platform
 
* [http://www.shee.eu SHEE] - '''S'''elf-deployable '''H'''abitat for '''E'''xtreme '''E'''nvironments, aka "the Mars house"
 
* [http://www.shee.eu SHEE] - '''S'''elf-deployable '''H'''abitat for '''E'''xtreme '''E'''nvironments, aka "the Mars house"
  
 
=== Selected publications ===
 
=== Selected publications ===
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* Robert Valner, Jason Mario Dydynski, Sookyung Cho, Karl Kruusamäe (2020) {{doi-inline|10.1177/0018720820902293|Communication of Hazards in Mixed-Reality Telerobotic Systems: The Usage of Naturalistic Avoidance Cues in Driving Tasks}}, ''Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society''.
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* Fatemeh Rastgar, Arun Kumar Singh, Houman Masnavi, Karl Kruusamäe, Alvo Aabloo (2020)  {{doi-inline|not-yet|A Novel Trajectory Optimization for Affine Systems: Beyond Convex-Concave Procedure}}, ''2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)'', accepted in June 2020.
 
* Robert Valner, Karl Kruusamäe, Mitch Pryor (2018) {{doi-inline|10.3390/robotics7010009|TeMoto: Intuitive Multi-Range Telerobotic System with Natural Gestural and Verbal Instruction Interface}}, ''Robotics'' '''7'''(1), 9.
 
* Robert Valner, Karl Kruusamäe, Mitch Pryor (2018) {{doi-inline|10.3390/robotics7010009|TeMoto: Intuitive Multi-Range Telerobotic System with Natural Gestural and Verbal Instruction Interface}}, ''Robotics'' '''7'''(1), 9.
 
* Veiko Vunder, Robert Valner, Conor McMahon, Karl Kruusamäe, Mitch Pryor (2018) {{doi-inline|10.1109/HSI.2018.8431062|Improved Situational Awareness in ROS using Panospheric Vision and Virtual Reality}}, ''2018 11th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI)'', 471 - 477.
 
* Veiko Vunder, Robert Valner, Conor McMahon, Karl Kruusamäe, Mitch Pryor (2018) {{doi-inline|10.1109/HSI.2018.8431062|Improved Situational Awareness in ROS using Panospheric Vision and Virtual Reality}}, ''2018 11th International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI)'', 471 - 477.
* Andrew Sharp, Karl Kruusamäe, Ben Ebersole, Mitch Pryor (2017) {{doi-inline|10.1109/ARSO.2017.8025195|Semiautonomous dual-arm mobile manipulator system with intuitive supervisory user interfaces}}, ''2017 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO)''.
 
 
* Karl Kruusamäe, Mitch Pryor (2016) {{doi-inline|10.1109/HSI.2016.7529630|High-precision telerobot with human-centered variable perspective and scalable gestural interface}}, ''2016 9th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)'', 190-196.
 
* Karl Kruusamäe, Mitch Pryor (2016) {{doi-inline|10.1109/HSI.2016.7529630|High-precision telerobot with human-centered variable perspective and scalable gestural interface}}, ''2016 9th International Conference on Human System Interactions (HSI)'', 190-196.
 
[[Our_publications|Full list of publications]]
 
[[Our_publications|Full list of publications]]

Latest revision as of 15:06, 10 July 2020

Goal and motivation for robotics at IMS Lab

Ims-robotics logo on white.png

Robots are developed for improving the quality of our lives. Human-Robot Collaboration encompasses developing usable robots that make our everyday lives easier. Collaborative robots share their autonomy with human partners, thus improving the efficiency and quality of work in areas such as flexible manufacturing, logistics, domestic assistance, healthcare, and teleoperation in hazardous environments. We have extensive experience in research and technology of every aspect of robotics: designing electronics, mechanical engineering, software development, system integration, device building, education, and training.

Highlights

  • TeMoto, highly intuitive telerobotics platform,
  • omnidirectional robotont platform for education and research in ROS,
  • Fits.me shape-changing mannequin,
  • Self-deployable Habitat for Extreme Environments (SHEE),
  • Massive open online course (MOOC) about robotics in Estonia (https://sisu.ut.ee/robot).

Jump to portfolio

Capabilities

Equipment

Our inventory includes but is not limited to:

  • MiR
  • Robotiq 2F
  • ClearBot
  • OSVR
  • Oculus Rift
  • Intel RealSense, Kinect, Leap Motion Controller, Ouster OS-1

Skills

  • ROS (Robot Operating System)
  • Full robotics system development
  • Hardware integration
  • Process automation
  • Motion planning and control theory
  • System identification
  • Data fusion
  • Electronics design
  • Simulations and digital twins
  • Algorithm development
  • Scientific publication
  • ROS and engineering trainings

Primary contact

Karl Kruusamäeassociate professor of robotics engineering
Arun Kumar Singhassociate professor of collaborative robotics
Alvo Aablooprofessor, head of the IMS lab

Student projects

We always welcome new motivated students who are interested in robotics to join our team. We offer student projects on the following general topics:

  • intuitive teleoperation interfaces,
  • collaborative robotics for flexible manufacturing,
  • autonomous ground vehicles,
  • autonomous drones
  • robotics education.

A list of potential student projects in robotics or soft robotics.

Portfolio

Selected projects

Selected publications

Full list of publications

Outreach