Robotic In-Situ Manufacturing, Structural Assembly and Servicing

Workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Where: Palais des Congrès de Paris, France

When: Thursday, June 4, 2020


About the Workshop

Robotic manufacturing, assembly, and servicing utilizing in-situ resources will enable the construction and maintenance of large-scale assets at significantly reduced cost. Examples include large, ground-based infrastructure (buildings, particle accelerators, solar farms), large in-space assemblies (space telescopes, commercial platforms, transportation hubs), and undersea structures (oil platforms, laboratories, habitats). Achieving in-situ fabrication using cooperative, mobile robots is also a major goal of several terrestrial and orbital construction projects. Major challenges include mobility, precise manipulation, localization/mapping, and adaptability to uncertainties in the environment. The capacity to process raw materials in remote environments is also key for on-orbit, lunar, and planetary applications. In general, large ground-based facilities built in inaccessible locales could benefit greatly from in-situ robotics for inspection and servicing, and likely would necessitate a multi-robot scalable solution.

Goals & Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to identify common themes, formulate problems, and share promising technologies for autonomous large-scale construction, servicing, and assembly robots. The workshop will feature invited talks by prominent speakers and poster/video presentations solicited from the community with emphasis on near-term and future sector specific assembly and servicing demonstrations.

Workshop's Audience

The target audience for this workshop are government, industry, and academic researchers developing robotic technology for autonomous manufacturing, assembly and servicing operations. The focus will be on robotic technology, control, planning and sensing algorithms, accurate simulation tools, assembly trade studies, and technology demonstrations.


Organizers

Craig Carignan

Craig Carignan

Space Systems Laboratory
Univ. of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

Vander Hook

Joshua Vander Hook

JPL Robotics
Jet Propulstion Laboratory
Pasadena, California, USA

Renaud Detry

Renaud Detry

JPL Robotics
Jet Propulstion Laboratory
Pasadena, California, USA

Mini C. Saaj

Mini C. Saaj

School of Engineering
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, England

Giacomo Marani

Giacomo Marani

WVRTC
West Virginia University
WV, USA


Endorsed by:

IEEE Technical Committee on
Space Robotics

IEEE Technical Committee on Space Robotics

IEEE Technical Committee on
Mobile Manipulation

IEEE Technical Committee on Mobile Manipulation

IEEE Technical Committee on
Multi-Robot Systems

IEEE Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems

IEEE TC on Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation

IEEE Technical Committee on Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation

Frontiers in
Robotics and AI

Frontiers in Robotics and AI

Presenters

  • Maximo Roa (DLR)
  • Nathan Britton (Tethers Unlimited)
  • Brian Roberts (NASA/GSFC)
  • Mini Saaj (Univ. Lincoln)
  • André Schiele (Delta XLab)
  • Yosi Bar Cohen (NASA/JPL)
  • Wyatt Newman (Case Western Reserve Univ.)
  • Pham Quang Cuong (NTU/Singapore)
  • Rudra Mukherjee (NASA/JPL)
  • Pierre Letier/Jeremi Gancet (Space Applications Services)