Pumps, Pipes and a Four-Legged Robot: Designing for Human-Robot Teams
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The fourth industrial revolution has the potential to enable integration of robots to solve various jobs within heavy asset industries such as manufacturing and processing, to create a safer and more efficient work place. One of the jobs potentially fit for robot integration is in asset performance management (APM), and routine monitoring of equipment such as pumps, pipes and gauges. But in order to fulfil the potential of this integration there are many unsolved challenges related to the trust, transparency and reliability in the interactions between humans and robots. This diploma project will therefore explore how interaction design can contribute to the collaboration between humans and robots when planning, executing and monitoring autonomous inspection of equipment. The exploration will be done in InRobot, an industrial application currently under development by the Norwegian software company Cognite.