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TUT’s UNITY-project and education for human-robot interaction to primary and high school students

TUT’s UNITY-project and The Robotics Society in Finland (Suomen Robotiikkayhdistys Ry) presented human-robot interaction for primary and high school students in Innokas robotic event 22nd of February 2017 at University of Tampere.
One goal of UNITY is to educate the students to get more familiar with opportunities in human-robot collaboration.
One goal of UNITY is to educate the students to get more familiar with opportunities in human-robot collaboration.

In their stand, the students build LEGO castle with a collaborative robot (Universal Robot UR5). The UR5 lightweight inherently safe robot for human-robot collaboration that stops when detects the collision. LEGO game attracted many students that were eager to do a game while having the robot as the partner.

Innokas-verkosto organized the robotics event with University of Tampere and City of Tampere for schools students from Tampere and surrounding areas. In the event, the students get more familiar with robots and programming by games and playful competitions.

TUT’s Mechanical engineering and industrial systems (MEI) and Signal processing (SGN) laboratories started UNITY project in this spring. The purpose of the project is to research and develop seamless human-robot interaction by combining modern robotics, novel computer vision, and machine learning techniques. Another aim of the project is to motivate new generations to be users and experts of intelligent and collaborative robotics by organizing educational learning events for younger students. We welcome more visitors into our labs to introduce UNITY, its long-term goals, and advantages of human-robot collaboration in nowadays Finnish life.

News submitted by: Alireza Changizi
News updated by: Tuuli Laukkanen
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