Software & Data
With the exponential growth of collaborative robots in manufacturing application, physical interactions between humans and robots represent a vital role in performing tasks collaboratively. Most conducted studies concentrated on robot motion planning and control during the execution of a task. However, for effective task distribution and allocation, human physical and psychological status are essential. In this Github repository, a hardware setup and support software for a set of wearable sensors and a data acquisition framework, are presented, which can be used to develop more efficient Human-Robot collaboration strategies.
The video below describes the ROS Wearable Sensors package and provides a demonstration of using muscle activity to interact with a robot.