Sensing and Perception are essential modules for any robotic welding and finishing system to sense, understand, and interact with the environment in real-time and productively. Sensors with complementary features will be distributed in workspace and be fused together to provide robust and reliable sensing for multiple tasks of interest in an automatic factories, which include local operations such as welding and
finishing over a large space, and the interactions among robots, machines, humans and their environments. This work package WP2 is to develop sensing and perception modules with the following main deliverables:
A software package which integrates different modules and devices for high resolution 3D reconstruction using low cost sensors.
Software packages to provide modules for inspection, process monitoring, and safety which are essential for welding and finishing.
Advanced robust sensing techniques for improved welding and finishing process control in uncertain and outdoor environments.