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Robotics Education and Research at Scale: A Remotely Accessible Robotics Development Platform

Wiedmeyer, Wolfgang; Mende, Michael; Hartmann, Dennis; Bischoff, Rainer; Ledermann, Christoph; Kröger, Torsten

Abstract:
This paper introduces the KUKA Robot Learning Lab at KIT - a remotely accessible robotics testbed. The motivation behind the laboratory is to make state-of-the-art industrial lightweight robots more accessible for education and research. Such expensive hardware is usually not available to students or less privileged researchers to conduct experiments. This paper describes the design and operation of the Robot Learning Lab and discusses the challenges that one faces when making experimental robot cells remotely accessible. Especially safety and security must be ensured, while giving users as much freedom as possible when developing programs to control the robots. A fully automated and efficient processing pipeline for experiments makes the lab suitable for a large amount of users and allows a high usage rate of the robots.

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Preprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000097526
Frei zugänglich ab 01.06.2021
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793976
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Anthropomatik und Robotik (IAR)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-1-5386-6027-0
KITopen-ID: 1000097526
Erschienen in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, CDN, May 20-24, 2019
Veranstaltung IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019), Montreal, Kanada, 20.05.2019 – 24.05.2019
Verlag IEEE, Piscataway, NJ
Seiten 3679–3685
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