Conceptual Design of a Dynamic Risk-Assessment Server for Autonomous Robots

Konferenz: ROBOTIK 2012 - 7th German Conference on Robotics
21.05.2012-22.05.2012 in Munich, Germany

Tagungsband: ROBOTIK 2012

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Ertle, Philipp; Söffker, Dirk (University Duisburg-Essen, Chair of Dynamics and Control (SRS), 47057 Duisburg, Germany)
Tokic, Michel; Bystricky, Tobias; Ebel, Marius (University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Institute of Applied Research, 88250 Weingarten, Germany)
Voos, Holger (University of Luxembourg, Faculté des Sciences, de la Technologie et de la Communication, L-1359 Luxembourg)

Future autonomous service robots are intended to operate in open and complex environments. This in turn implies complications ensuring safe operation. The tenor of few available investigations is the need for dynamically assessing operational risks. Furthermore, there is a new kind of hazards being implicated by the robot’s capability to manipulate the environment: Hazardous environmental object interactions. Therefore, the realization of the Dynamic Risk-Assessment approach with special scope on object-interaction risks is addressed in this paper. A server-based architecture is proposed facilitating a feasible integration into robotic systems and realization of software and hardware redundancy as well. Area of conference topics (keywords): Area 6 - Safety (service robots, safety, dynamic risk assessment, safety principle)