Online hazard analysis for autonomous robots

Roger Woodman, Alan F.T. Winfield, Chris Harper, Mike Fraser

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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 [3]. 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 [4]. As discussed by [1], 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 12th Annual Conference, TAROS 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2011
Event12th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2011 - Sheffield, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20112 Sept 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6856 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2011
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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