Towards a Reference Framework for Tactile Robot Performance and Safety Benchmarking

Robin Jeanne Kirschner, Alexander Kurdas, Kubra Karacan, Philipp Junge, Seyed Ali Baradaran Birjandi, Nico Mansfeld, Saeed Abdolshah, Sami Haddadin

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Abstract

Improving robot systems via newly-developed sensing devices, control algorithms, or state estimators in order to obtain safe and efficient human-robot interaction as well as tactile manipulation skills requires standardized performance measurement protocols for objective comparison. Common protocols to evaluate robot motion performance are currently defined in EN ISO 9283:1998. For tactile and safety performance, however, no common metrics were agreed on nor standardized yet. In this paper, we propose a set of quantifiable performance criteria for robot performance analysis, objectifying robot force sensing, force control, and collision detection/reaction performance. We introduce the corresponding measurement setups and protocols, demonstrate and experimentally validate each with a Universal Robot UR10e and UR5e as well as a Franka Emika Panda robot arm. The proposed performance criteria, metrics, and experimental setups constitute the basis of a fully tactile performance and safety benchmarking framework that allows to objectively evaluate tactile robot performance via reproducible reference tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4290-4297
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665417143
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2021 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 27 Sep 20211 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2021
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period27/09/211/10/21

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