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Zawieska K.,Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP | Spronska A.,Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2017

This paper provides a theoretical discussion of the use of anthropomorphic social robots in education. In particular, this work addresses the use of human-like robots in the role of meaning disruptors. While social robots are often used to imitate human roles to a varying degree, be it teachers, assistants or peers, the underlying assumption here is that anthropomorphic robots are creations that may be assigned entirely new roles. Also, this paper argues that rather than aim at the close resemblance of human characteristics in the robot’s form and behaviour, anthropomorphic robots may deliberately exploit the divergence between the robot’s characteristics and performance and the human frame of reference. This is how both teachers and school students will become active meaning makers and an increased interest in robotics will be maintained over time. The main subject of reflection is the difference between the human and human-like. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.


Klimasara W.J.,Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP | Grabowski D.,Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2014

The paper presents review of kinematic structures of mechanisms and drives of the selected tilt-tables for patients verticalization used in the process of their diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation, considering the tilt-tables equipped with mechanisms for exercising lower limbs. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.


Missala T.,Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics | Year: 2014

A workplace in the manufacturing industry consists of not only stationary equipment (e.g., machining centres, fixed robots) but also mobile equipment (e.g., automated guided vehicles, mobile robots), with both kinds cooperating directly with workers. Workplace equipment should not only be safe, it should also not generate fear or anxiety; still better if it should inspire calm and confidence. In view of robot laws, this article presents selected examples of robot-human co-operation, reviews safety requirements and safety functions developed to date. It also proposes a package of selected new safety functions, necessary to fulfil this paradigm. It also suggests and presents examples of actions that can make the workplace a human-friendly environment and presents examples of such actions.


Sobolewski M.,Kielce University of Technology | Grzesik N.,Polish Airforce Academy | Koruba Z.,Kielce University of Technology | Nowicki M.,Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology | Year: 2016

Purpose - Nowadays, various methods of observation from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are being widely developed. There are many ways of increasing the amount of information retrieved from captured material. Unfortunately, hardware solutions consume a lot of energy, which is unacceptable in UAV applications, as it can have direct impact on the observing time on UAV. Those kinds of problems have been identified during the development phase of stabilizing platform in Polish Research Space Centre in Warsaw. As a result of that fact, energy saving control methods have been implemented, which estimates quality of stabilization process for the observation-tracking device (OTD). Design/methodology/approach - Mathematical model has been designed and validated with real-life experiments for the purpose of optimization of stabilization and control process. Two types of controlling algorithms have been implemented: linear quadratic regulator and proportional derivative method for driving the mechanism. Based on numerical simulations of the mechanical model being controlled by the mentioned driver, it was possible to define membership functions. After the process of defuzzification, the controller predicts quality of stabilization under defined environmental working conditions. Findings - An autonomous energy saving system has been created that can be implemented in many applications, where environmental conditions may change significantly. Practical implications - To test the proposed fuzzy controller, OTD has been chosen as an example object of application. It is a mechanical platform which houses the optical observation system. It is designed to provide the best working conditions during flight. Originality/value - That kind of decision-making unit has never been implemented before during observations which were carried out during flying of an object. That innovative controller should bring significant energy consumption savings. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


PubMed | Industrial Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE | Year: 2014

A workplace in the manufacturing industry consists of not only stationary equipment (e.g., machining centres, fixed robots) but also mobile equipment (e.g., automated guided vehicles, mobile robots), with both kinds cooperating directly with workers. Workplace equipment should not only be safe, it should also not generate fear or anxiety; still better if it should inspire calm and confidence. In view of robot laws, this article presents selected examples of robot-human co-operation, reviews safety requirements and safety functions developed to date. It also proposes a package of selected new safety functions, necessary to fulfil this paradigm. It also suggests and presents examples of actions that can make the workplace a human-friendly environment and presents examples of such actions.

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