The goal of SecondHands is to design a robot that can offer help to a maintenance technician in a pro-active manner. We see this robot as a second pair of hands that can assist the technician when he/she is in need of help. The project revolves around four fundamental concepts:
- the design of a new robotic assistant;
- a knowledge base to facilitate proactive help;
- a high degree of human-robot interaction;
- advanced perception skills to function in a highly dynamic industrial environment.