Teach robots or train them right away?
A whole series of procedures and interfaces already make it possible to hand over a task to the robot by demonstration, such as:
- Marking of a working area via positioning to the corresponding corner points.
- Manual tracing of the desired path
- Demonstration of speed or force application
- Evaluation of necessary acceleration and dynamics by motion tracking of e.g. human sanding movements
However, it only becomes interesting for efficient, automatic use when robots are trained in certain skills that they can later retrieve independently, such as ‘recognize a component edge and turn around’.
LEROSH aims to discover these ‘robot skills’ and develop simple learning procedures for them.
In the end, craftsmen should be able to train the robot for the respective need in exactly its appropriate application.