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Improving Human-Robot Collaboration Through Wearable Technology and Emotional Intelligence

Rockwell Automation provides industrial automation and information to many factories, some of which use human workers alongside automated processes to perform certain tasks. As the next generation of employees enters the workforce, Rockwell Automation wants to imagine what the factory of the future might look like. For the 2017-18 academic year, our project was to transform human-robot interaction in the industrial setting into one of teamwork and true collaboration. By harnessing wearable technologies and a user-centered design process, we created a solution that builds emotional intelligence between robots and humans, to ensure that the factory of the future can be smarter, safer, and more efficient.

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Faculty Advisor

Alexandra Coso Strong


Team Members

Kathryn Hite

Shane Kelly

Nur Shlapobersky

Zhecan Wang

Byron Wasti


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