Robot Avatar for remote physical activity

Key problem

Most tasks involving interaction with the physical environment still require human operators to be physically there. Yet, many high-responsibility, one-off activities are conducted in environments that are not easily reachable, or even pose hazards to human operators.

Our objective

In this use case we evaluate the feasibility of remotize physical activities, such as industrial plant monitoring, inspection and maintenance in remote or dangerous environments by introducing intuitive interfaces to transfer the pilot’s manual skills to a robotic avatar.

The abilities to achieve

Key ability Intuitive Interfaces

Control the robot with immersive devices, first person experience

Key ability Manipulation

Use common tools or items of different sizes

Key ability Perception

Multisensorial feedback restitution (vision, audio, force ecc.)