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.