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
Industrial Research
Manufacturing Research
Evergine, HoloLens 2, Meta Quest
In this scenario of technological change in the industry and many accidents, MrLink Unit aims to provide the industrial sector with a tool that allows gestural remote control of quadruped robots to accelerate the digitization and modernization of the sector towards the new paradigm of Industry 4.0.

The Challenge

The optimization of industrial processes today has led large manufacturing companies to create city-sized facilities that house both their own activities and the activities of their suppliers.

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 telecontrol tool uses augmented and virtual reality technologies to create new disruptive forms of human-machine interaction, allowing the teleoperation of the Spot quadruped robot using mixed reality devices.

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.



Overcome the challenges mentioned above will generate a series of innovations such as a quadruped robot controller using mixed reality systems, real-time control, object perception capability through artificial intelligence, advanced navigation of the quadruped robot, visualization of perceived information with first and third-person view modes, own user interface to visualize the data generated by the robot in operation.

These are just some advantages achieved with this development, but many more can be gained.

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