Sichere Wahrnehmung zur flexiblen Assistenz in dynamischen und unstrukturierten Umgebungen (Reliable Perception for Flexible Assistance in Dynamic and Unstructured Environments)

Start date: 01.07.2017
End date: 30.06.2020
Funded by: BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)
Local head of project: Dr. Alwin Hoffmann
Local scientists: Alexander Poeppel
Matthias Stüben
External scientists / cooperations: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Anthropomatik und Robotik - Intelligente Prozessautomation und Robotik
Computer und Software GmbH (C&S)
MRK - Systeme GmbH
User Interface Design GmbH
Schunk GmbH & Co. KG
KIT - Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Betriebsorganisation
KUKA AG (Associated Partner)
KIT - Zentrum für Angewandte Rechtswissenschaft (ZAR) (Associated Partner)


Aim of the joint project SINA are safe and flexible grasping and handover processes between humans and mobile robots. Arm and gripper of the robot will be equipped with novel capacitive sensors, that are able to measure proximity and to detect contact. Human motion patterns during handover tasks will be analyzed and modeled. Using these models and sensors, the robot is able to understand the behavior of the human. This enables it to carry out the handover safely and comfortably. In order to ensure that the robot respects the subjective safety perception of humans and behaves as they expect, these factors are examined in accompanying tests.