Harmony will develop assistive robotic mobile manipulation technologies for use in hospital environments.
Our work will enable robust, flexible and safe autonomous mobile manipulation robots for use in human-centred environments by making fundamental contributions in cognitive mechatronic technologies.
requires a holistic approach to formulating representations of the world that work on all levels of decision making. These representations can simplify measures of saliency, encode safety and robustness, and
enable faster adaptation and learning of new tasks. Thus, Harmony will address both the technical
and social challenges of bringing robotic mobile manipulation technology to the healthcare domain.
Formalise an object-based world representation
Develop robotic localisation and mapping for an object-based environment
Provide adaptive, congestion-free motion plans in human-centred spaces
Learning grasping and manipulation from demonstration via an immersive control interface
Develop robust and compliant whole-body motion planning and control for interacting with unknown objects
Deliver safety and acceptability recommendations for the use of mobile manipulators in human-centred environments