Engineers at the University of California San Diego have been given $1 million to research how to improve the way robots interact with people in US factories
Laurel Riek, a roboticist at the UC San Diego, will lead a three-year, $1 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to help change the role of robots in factories and make it easier for machines to work alongside people.
The goal of the project is to design an intelligent material delivery system, which supports and closely integrates with skilled workers in factories.
The researchers will investigate innovative, multi-disciplinary approaches to dramatically advance the state of the art in smart manufacturing and human-centered robotics. [Read more…] about University receives $1 million grant to improve collaborative robotics