As part of our NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) project titled “Effective Human-Robot Teaming to Advance Aviation Manufacturing”, we have developed a system to demonstrate our human-in-the-loop technologies for processes involving physical interaction. Below are two videos that demonstrate some of the technologies/workflows developed for collaborative sanding.


Workflow when task model and geometry for sanding are known ahead of time (e.g., manufacturing processes):


Workflow for unknown task/geometry (e.g., polishing of unknown aircraft):