The objective of the FREE project (Flexible and safe interactive human-Robot Environment for small batch Exacting) was to demonstrate a flexible, safe, accurate, low cost human-robot environment for small-batch applications, achievable by combining robot equipments, with the most advanced safety and control technologies.
Within the project, EICAS had the responsibility of the “Superior Hierarchical Control” development and of the related functions: “Safety Manager”, “Programming by demonstration” and “Flexibility and accuracy improvement”. The work benefited from the availability of the EICAS key enabling technologies: ARFLEX sensor (now ARGO multicamera measuring system) and Safety Manager.
This video shows a successful installation of the FREE system in a cooperative human-robot cell at the Politecnico di Torino premises. Some trajectory acquisitions and executions are shown, with safe human-robot interactions.