February 03, 2016      

Staffers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Management and Automation are deliberately hitting people to explore ways in which robots and humans can work safely alongside each other in a factory setting.

The Fraunhofer IFF team is carrying out a number of comprehensive collision tests on live human test subjects to define "meaningful limit values" for human-robot collisions. Such values are extremely important because the simple onset of pain is not viewed as a suitable threshold because i...

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