Time-of-Flight Cameras Enabling Collaborative Robots for Improved Safety in Medical Applications

  • Human-robot collaboration is being used more and more in industry applications and is finding its way into medical applications. Industrial robots that are used for human-robot collaboration, cannot detect obstacles from a distance. This paper introduced the idea of using wireless technology to connect a Time-of-Flight camera to off-the-shelf industrial robots. This way, the robot can detectHuman-robot collaboration is being used more and more in industry applications and is finding its way into medical applications. Industrial robots that are used for human-robot collaboration, cannot detect obstacles from a distance. This paper introduced the idea of using wireless technology to connect a Time-of-Flight camera to off-the-shelf industrial robots. This way, the robot can detect obstacles up to a distance of five meters. Connecting Time-of-Flight cameras to robots increases the safety in human-robot collaboration by detecting obstacles before a collision. After looking at the state of the art, the authors elaborated the different requirements for such a system. The Time-of-Flight camera from Heptagon is able to work in a range of up to five meters and can connect to the control unit of the robot via a wireless connection.show moreshow less

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Author:Thomas WendtGND, Urban Himmelsbach, Matthias Lai, Matthias Waßmer
Creating Corporation:Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Publisher:Business Science Reference
Year of Publication:2020
Pagenumber:9
ISBN:978-1-7998-1754-3 (Print)
Language:English
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Parent Title (English):Robotic Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
First Page:614
Last Page:622
Document Type:Part of a Book
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Bibliografie
Acces Right:Zugriffsbeschränkt
Release Date:2020/03/05
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
DOI:https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-1754-3.ch032