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Enhancing Flexibility and Adaptability in Conjoined Human-Robot Industrial Tasks with a Minimalist Physical Interface

  title={Enhancing Flexibility and Adaptability in Conjoined Human-Robot Industrial Tasks with a Minimalist Physical Interface},
  author={Juan M. Gandarias and Pietro Balatti and Edoardo Lamon and Marta Lorenzini and Arash Ajoudani},
This paper presents a physical interface for collaborative mobile manipulators in industrial manufacturing and logistics applications. The proposed work builds on our earlier MOCA-MAN interface, through which an operator could be physically coupled to a mobile manipulator to be assisted in performing daily activities. The previous interface was based on a magnetic clamp attached to one arm of the user for the coupling stage, and a bracelet based on EMG sensors on the other arm for human-robot… 

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