Online Hazard Analysis for Autonomous Robots
Robotic systems require rigorous analysis at all stages of development to ensure system safety. The manufacturing industry has developed many of the robotic design methods used today. These methods were adapted from design practices taken from other industrial sectors . Incorporated into the design process are proven techniques such as hazard analysis, failure analysis and testing. In addition a number of robotic safety standards have been developed; most notably ISO 10218-1 . As discussed by , these methods are not appropriate for designing safe robots operating in unstructured environments, due to the high complexity associated with a system that must adapt to a changing environment.
KeywordsBayesian Network Hazard Analysis Autonomous Robot Safety Policy Unstructured Environment
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