National Research Council of Italy's Stefania Pellegrinelli presents “Multi-agent Collaboration in Shared Workspace” as part of the IRIM Robotics Seminar Series. The event will be held in the TSRB Banquet Hall from 12-1 p.m. and is open to the public.
In the last decades, the use of robots has become a reality in different industrial sectors, such as the automotive and logistic sectors, in terms of automated or semi-automated cells. On the basis of this trend, it is credible that robots will be part of our daily lives in the near future, entering our houses and workplaces. One of the key factors in the use of robots in our everyday activities is the ability to plan the robot so that an effective and efficient collaboration among the involved agents (robots and/or humans) is enabled.
In this talk, I will discuss my research efforts in robot motion planning when more agents are collaborating in a shared workspace. Specifically, I will present three main research directions: (1) multi-robot motion planning and coordination under design uncertainties in the context of multi-robot cells for car-body spot welding; (2) human-robot coordination through off-line planning of the robot motion on the basis of pre-analyzed human movements; and (3) human-robot coordination through real-time planning of the robot motion on the basis of human intention prediction.
Stefania Pellegrinelli received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the Technion (Israel). She is the head of the Industrial-Robot Motion Planning Group at the Intelligent and Autonomous Robot Systems Division, Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council of Italy–CNR-ITIA, where she arrived in 2009. Her main interests are in the development of new techniques for multi-robot motion planning and coordination, and human-robot cooperation. Currently, she is a visiting researcher in the Personal Robotics Lab at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.