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Injury Evaluation of Human-Robot Impacts

Haddadin, Sami and Albu-Schäffer, Alin and Strohmayr, Michael and Frommberger, Mirko and Hirzinger, Gerd (2008) Injury Evaluation of Human-Robot Impacts. In: Proceedings ICRA 2008, pp. 2203-2204. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-23, Pasadena (USA).

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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 humanrobot 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.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Injury Evaluation of Human-Robot Impacts
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Albu-Schäffer, AlinUNSPECIFIED
Strohmayr, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Frommberger, MirkoUNSPECIFIED
Hirzinger, GerdUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings ICRA 2008
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 2203-2204
Keywords:Human Robot
Event Title:IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Event Location:Pasadena (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-05-19 - 2008-05-23
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Weiterentwicklung Robotik - Telerobotik und Autonomie (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics > Robotic Systems
Deposited By: Monika Klauer
Deposited On:27 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:33

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