Mixed Reality for Robotics
Mixed reality is a valuable tool for research and development in robotics. When robots operate in shared environments with humans, they are expected to behave predictably, operate safely, and complete the task even with the uncertainty inherent with human interaction. Preparing such a system for deployment often requires testing the robots in an environment shared with humans in order to resolve any unanticipated robot behaviors or reactions, which could be potentially dangerous to the human. Our mixed reality approach fuses multiple physical and virtual worlds, allowing virtually unlimited combinations of physical and virtual agents. It can ease a system into sharing space with a human by, for example, running controllers with virtual humans, then humans in another physical environment, and only after those, in the same space. It also allows enhancing robots with virtual sensors, such as cameras, to do vision-based control or scaling up your multirobot system.
Funded by ARL W911NF-14-D-0005. For more detail click here.