What if instead of humankind fearing robots taking over, we work together for a better future?
This is what Dr. Masoud Gheisari, an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, thought when the National Science Foundation awarded him and his collaborators a $750,000 grant as part of their National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0). This initiative supports fundamental research that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots).
Gheisari will be working alongside fellow Rinker School assistant professor Dr. Idris Jeelani, as well as Dr. Boyi Hu from the UF Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. As part of the worker safety and co-drone course module, this project will also provide the opportunity for collaborative project-based learning between students from the Rinker School, part of the College of Design, Construction and Planning, and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.Learn more about Human-Drone Teams Working on Construction Sites.