|Title:||Robotic waste bin emptying in an office environment|
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Background of thesis project
Robots acting in an environment where also humans are active becomes more and more close to reality. Not only in applications aimed for testing and demonstrations, but also closer to real, and productive usage. One of the big questions still, is how to interact with humans, giving the humans a natural feeling for a safe and efficient machine. At Volvo GTO, there are projects on-going having autonomous transporters in our manufacturing plants and in applications in public areas (e.g. Unicorn) with this focus. To get a broader and better understanding for this interaction we would also like to introduce moving robots also in the office environment. That’s the driver for this thesis proposal.
Thesis project task
Based on development and finding made at MDH in the Unicorn project, we would like to set up an office system with one or two truly autonomous robots for emptying dedicated trash bins. The task will consist of:
The work can be carried out where appropriate, but installation shall be made at an office space at the Volvo GTO headquarter in Gothenburg.
Robotics, Mechanical engineering, Automation & Mechatronics (M/Z/F).
Thesis is to be written in English.
This thesis is suitable for two students
|IDT supervisors:||Mikael Ekström|
|Company contact:||Volvo GTO Per-Lage Götvall Per-Lage.Gotvall@volvo.com|