WP2 Building a New Generation of Robots for pHRI

In this work package we will pursue research into development of technologies and components for a new generation of robots that can safely co-exist and co-operate with people, and at the same time get much closerto human performance than is possible with current robots. New technologies will be explored for actuators, sensors, and systems integrating the “robot companion” vision central to of this project. We envision that new technologies will be necessary at all levels of the robot companion architecture, from its higher and more abstract level of cognitive functions to the level of physical embodiment of reactive behaviours in the robot’s actuators and sensors.