The aim of the Helmholtz Future Project ARCHES is the development of heterogeneous, autonomous and interconnected robotic systems in a consortium of the Helmholtz Centers DLR, AWI, GEOMAR and KIT from 2018 to 2020. And not only the robots are heterogeneous, the future fields of application span from the environmental monitoring of the oceans over technical crisis intervention to the exploration of the solar system.
Our work package strives for incorporating the users into the robotic network to facilitate human-machine cooperation. However, the users should not only serve as a supervisor and fallback level for the overall system consisting of various robots, instead a collective planning procedure including both human and machine is the goal. As a consequence, individual strengths such as the user’s ability of abstraction and the reliability of algorithms can be combined. The human-machine interface should allow the user to cooperate with the robotic network on various levels. For example – besides being involved in the planning level – the user should be able to directly control a robot while still being supported by the automation.
|2018 bis 2020|
AWI - Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
KIT - Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR)
KIT - Institute of Technology and Management in Construction (TMB)
KIT Institute of Control Systems (IRS)
DLR-RM Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
DLR-OS Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
DLR-KN Institute of Communications and Navigation
DLR-SR Institute of System Dynamics and Control