Development of validation methods for the safety of mobile service robots with manipulator

Conference: ROBOTIK 2012 - 7th German Conference on Robotics
05/21/2012 - 05/22/2012 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ROBOTIK 2012

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Jacobs, Theo; Reiser, Ulrich; Hägele, Martin; Verl, Alexander (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Stuttgart, Germany)

With the emerging ISO standard 13482 a safety standard for service robots will be available for the first time. The current draft of the standard provides detailed requirements for risk analysis and risk reduction for “personal care robots”, but lacks specific instructions for the validation of safety. As validation methods are essential for proving the compliance of future robotic products with European directives, in this paper detailed validation requirements for mobile robots are developed with a special focus on the area of mobile manipulation. To ensure practicability of the validation methods, a setup with the reference system Care-O-bot(r) 3 for the practical evaluation of all requirements is presented.