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VariPath: A Database for Modelling the Variance of Human Pathways in Manual and HRC Processes with Heavy-Duty Robots

: Bdiwi, M.; Harsch, A.-K.; Reindel, P.; Putz, M.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Robotics and Automation Society:
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2020 : 31 May - 31 August 2020, Virtuell, Paris, France
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-7281-7395-5
ISBN: 978-1-7281-7394-8
ISBN: 978-1-7281-7396-2
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) <2020, Online>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWU ()

Unlike robots, humans do not have constant movements. Their pathways are individually changeable and influenced by circumstances. This paper presents a method to investigate human pathway variations in a real study. In systematically selected tasks, human pathways are examined for 100 participants in manual and human-robot collaboration (HRC) scenarios. As a result, the variations of pathways are presented depending on various features: e.g. in nearly all cases the variance of women's walking pathways is smaller than that of men. VariPath database can be used in any planning process of manual or HRC scenarios to ensure safety and efficiency.