Working side by side with robots
Human factors in industrial settings
A workshop organized by HR-Recycler
Friday, June 18, 2021 10:30 – 15:30 ONLINE
The increased integration of autonomous robots in industrial settings requires not only that industrial robots display more “human-like” behaviors for efficient human-robot collaboration (HRC) but also regulations for safety and ethical viewpoint in the working environment. On the one hand, we need to build robots that can act autonomously in a given and sometimes unpredictable environment. On the other hand, we want the same robots to cooperate with humans to reach a common goal in a safe environment. In this workshop, we want to address some of the issues that are relevant for HRC in industrial settings, including its “human factors” such as lack of trust and adaptability to autonomous machines in collaborative tasks, accountability (legal rights and obligations), and especially the sentiment that robots are “stealing jobs.” Whereas some hope that in this HRC endeavor (supposed to boost industrial and economic growth) humans will have a supervisory role, thus decreasing their physical and cognitive efforts, some others are concerned that autonomous robots will have a negative impact on our economic growth and pose a negative challenge for our culture. In this context, this workshop aims to explore Human-Robot Collaboration HRC in the working environment focusing on the analyses of the different aspects of HRC that impact its integration with the human worker in the industry sector.
Workshop Schedule and Talks
Session 1 Trust and acceptance in HRC
The increased integration of autonomous robots in industrial settings requires that industrial robots display more “human-like” behaviors for efficient human-robot collaboration (HRC)
Session 2 Human Robot mutual adaptation in industrial settings
We need to build robots that can act autonomously in a given and sometimes unpredictable environment. We want the same robots to cooperate with humans to reach a common goal in a safe environment.
Session 3 Ethics and Law applied in different fields of HRC
Regulations for safety and ethical viewpoint in the working environment.
- If humans have only a supervisory role, will this decrease their physical and cognitive efforts in the industry domain?
- Will The HRC endeavour boost industrial and economic growth?
- There is a concern that autonomous robots will have a negative impact on our economic growth and pose a negative challenge for our culture.
|Login & Welcome||10:30-10:40||HR-Recycler organizersAnna Mura IBEC, Sara Sillaurren TECNALIA, Apostolos Axenopoulos CERTH, Alex Papadimitriou CERTH||
Working side by side with robots.
Human factors in industrial settings
|Trust and acceptance in HRC||10:40||Paul Verschure
ICREA IBEC, Barcelona, ES
|Empathy in humanoid robots.|
|11:00||Ismael FT. Freire
IBEC, Barcelona, ES
|Towards Morally-driven Human-Robot Collaboration. The HR-Recycler case.|
|11:20||Monica MalvezziUniversity of Siena, IT||Inclusive Robotics for a Better Society: the role of education.|
|HRC mutual adaptation in industrial settings||12:00||Valeria Villani
University of Modena, IT
|The INCLUSIVE System: A General Framework for Adaptive Industrial Automation.|
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
|New advances in human-robot collaboration for assembly applications.|
Eurecat, Barcelona, ES
|Cognitive Robotics and AI for an effective industrial HRI: the Sharework case.|
|13:00||Daniel CamilleriCyberselves, UK||Programming your Robot in more Human Terms.|
|13:20||Karagiannis Panagiotis Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS)University of Patras, GR||Human Robot Collaborative cell: Key methods and technologies.|
|Ethics and Law in HRC||14:10||Matthias Pocs Security Technology Law Research, DE||Legal method to standardize technology design, the Rehyb case.|
|14:30||Nikolaos Ioannidis Vrije University Brussels. BE||Ethics for Robots in industrial settings the HR-Recycler case|
More than 30 participants attended the event Including representatives of Eu projects SHAREWORK, COLLABORATE, INBOTS, INCLUSIVE, REHYB
Anna Mura (IBEC), Sara Sillaurren (TECNALIA), Apostolos Axenopoulos, Alex Papadimitriou (CERTH)
Anna Mura Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona. ES firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Sillaurren TECNALIA, Research and Technological Development Centre, ES email@example.com