Oliwier MelonOliwier Melon is a Systems Engineer at Moog Construction supporting the autonomization and electrification of mobile construction machines. Together with his autonomy team, they work on safety-certifiable systems, geolocalization and perceptive motion planning algorithms. Oliwier holds a DPhil (PhD) in Engineering Science degree from the University of Oxford, where his research focused on receding-horizon motion planning of quadrupedal robot locomotion. He also holds MEngSc by Research (Control Engineering) and BE in Energy Engineering degrees from University College Cork.
Safe human-robot collaboration in construction work environments
The last decade of robotic advances in manipulation, sensing, and computing is now enabling the use of robots in less structured environments, such as construction and agriculture. Collaborative robotics offer the opportunity to assist humans in repetitive, hazardous, and strenuous tasks while simultaneously improving safety. While safety standards for automated industrial equipment exist, there is a gap between these legacy standards and the possibilities that state-of-the-art technology is now enabling. Standards bodies and industrial working groups are now driving to close these gaps to enable the safe application of highly automated work machines in these environments. More to be discussed...