MRLink Unit: Remote control of a multi-operated humanoid quadruped robot through Mixed Reality
Extensive industrial facilities have increasingly complex and sometimes dangerous processes for operators. Automation has managed to move operators away from these areas, but human intervention and exposure to risk are essential when it comes to checking and maintaining these processes.
In a paradigm where occupational accidents are only increasing, the need has arisen to use teleoperated robotic devices to perform these inspection tasks in the most dangerous areas of the industries.
- Full project name: Remote control of a multi-operated humanoid quadruped robot using mixed reality.
- Project file code: IDI-20220314 – EXP 00143060
- Project funding agencies: CDTI PID, Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), A WAY TO MAKE EUROPE, through the multiregional operational program of Spain 2014-2020
A solution had to be found to protect employees from possible accidents in these infrastructures and to facilitate their tasks in remote or dangerous locations.
The objectives achieved include simple and natural control, automation of the robot's movements and dynamic routines, making Spot an active element in inspection tasks, and optimizing the connection between the robot and users of mixed reality glasses.
These are just some advantages achieved with this development, but many more can be gained.