SESAME is a research project that addresses the challenges of Multi-Robot Systems (MRS) by developing an open, model-based engineering approach for dependable MRS operation in uncertain environments. By leveraging public meta-models, components, and configuration tools, SESAME aims to enhance scalability, performance, and robustness of MRS while considering safety and security aspects.The project combines five user-led use-cases in domains like healthcare, agile manufacturing, agri-food, and inspection and maintenance and relies on the expertise of research partners to deliver widely-used, sustainable, and industrial-strength open-source software. An advisory board of renowned experts guides the development of SESAME towards its ambitious goal.
In the SESAME project, PAL Robotics will deploy an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) team within a hospital environment to showcase safe and secure human-robot collaboration. PAL Robotics provides a heterogeneous fleet of robots, including TIAGo and TIAGo Base. PAL Robotics also contributes to the safety aspect of the system, with each robot in the fleet handling its safety component, while an external PC acts as a base station to plan and coordinate the robots’ actions using a common map.