HSR has been developed as an elderly care for domestic situations as well as in medical facilities. This time TMC invited researchers and students from institutes in Japan. 15 participants got a hands-on experience, tried out making small tasks to let the mobile-manipulator robot interact with human, and had fun.
All of the higher-end functionalities such as self-localization, vision-based collision avoidance, motion planning and so on are available via a de-facto standard opensource robotics framework ROS (Robot Operating System) (that is, as previously announced). It also comes with script language interface so that it doesn’t require developers to be well acquainted with ROS.