Injury evaluation of human-robot impacts

Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Michael Strohmayr, Mirko Frommberger, Gerd Hirzinger

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Abstract

Currently, large efforts are unertaken to bring robotic applications to domestic environments. Especially physical human-robot cooperation is a major concern and various design and control methodologies were developed on the way to achieve this task. In particular, this necessitates the evaluation of injury risks a human is exposed to in case he is hit by a robot. In this video several blunt impact tests are shown, leading to an assessment of which factors dominate injury severity. We will illustrate the effect robot speed, robot mass, and constraints in the environment have on safety in human-robot impacts. It will be shown that the intuition of high impact loads being transmitted by heavy robots is wrong. Furthermore, the conclusion is induced that free impacts are by far less dangerous than being crushed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008
Pages2203-2204
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: 19 May 200823 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period19/05/0823/05/08

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