TIMAIRIS ranks 1st in Benchmarking and 2nd in Freestyle at European Project EuRoC
2016/09/21: TIMAIRIS ranks 1st in Benchmarking and 2nd in Freestyle at European Project EuRoC
TIMAIRIS is one of the 5 teams selected for Stage II of EuRoC - European Robotic Challenges - Challenge 2. TIMAIRIS is a joint effort of the Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IRIS) group from IEETA/Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal and IMA S.P.A from Italy. The proposal objective is to develop a robotised system for flexible, collaborative blank loading on packaging machines on industrial shop floors.
After completing 2 (Benchmarking and Freestyle) out of the 3 components of Stage II, there was a Mid Term Evaluation Event at ETHZ that finished on Sep 20. The current Challenge 2 scores rank TIMAIRIS as the winner of Benchmarking, and the 2nd team of Freestlyle (without considering the coolness factor, that is not yet known).
Benchmarking consisted of two tasks: one of picking and placing small blue boxes scattered in a room and another of assembling 5 bolts, washers and nuts. All teams used the same (not previously known setups) and the same robotic platform. TIMAIRIS completed the first task in 3m04s (2nd best team: 4m56s), video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Xn5HFyTGk, and the second task in 6m15s (2nd best team: 15m01s), video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nwyTiufkA4.
TIMAIRIS Freestyle demonstrates technologies for collaborative problem solving between humans and robots using flexible multimodal communication. The demostration is performed by Assembling a 3D puzzle cooperatively by a human and a robot. Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T44_9pM7J_o.
Stage II is scheduled to finish in May 2017, and 2 out of the 5 current teams will be admitted for EuRoC Stage III, Challenge 2.