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A Systematic Approach to Developing Safe Tele-operated Robots

  • Diego Alonso
  • Pedro Sánchez
  • Bárbara Álvarez
  • Juan A. Pastor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4006)

Abstract

Tele–operated service robots are used for extending human capabilities in hazardous and/or inaccessible environments. Their use is undergoing an exponential increase in our society, reason why it is of vital importance that their design, installation and operation follow the strictest possible process, so that the risk of accident could be minimised. However, there is no such process or methodology that guides the full process from identification, evaluation, proposal of solutions and reuse of safety requirements, although a hard work is being done, specially by the standardisation committees. It’s also very difficult to even find in the literature examples of safety requirements identification and use. This paper presents the engineering process we have followed to obtain the safety requirements in one of the robots of the EFTCoR project and the way this requirements have affected the architecture of the system, with a practical example: a crane robot for ship hull blasting.

Keywords

Primary System Safety Requirement Fault Tree Control Node Redundant Node 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Alonso
    • 1
  • Pedro Sánchez
    • 1
  • Bárbara Álvarez
    • 1
  • Juan A. Pastor
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Systems and Electronic Engineering (DSIE)Universidad Politécnica de CartagenaCartagenaSpain

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