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Towards the development of international safety standards for human robot interaction

Harper, Christopher; Virk, Gurvinder


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Chris Harper
Senior Research Fellow in Robitics Autonomous Systems Safety Engineering

Gurvinder Virk


This paper is an overview of the work being performed by the ISO committee TC184/SC2 "Robots and Robotic Devices". SC2 is developing safety standards for robotic applications in personal and medical care, as well as revising existing industrial robot standards with requirements for new applications. A key driver of the new standards is the need for safety guidelines for human robot interaction, as the new applications involve much more extensive HRI behavior than previous generations of industrial robots. The paper summarizes the content of a revision to ISO 10218 for industrial robots, the development of a new standard ISO/NP 13482 for service robots in personal care, and discusses future work in standards for medical care robots and other areas. © Springer Science & Business Media BV 2010.


Harper, C., & Virk, G. (2010). Towards the development of international safety standards for human robot interaction. International Journal of Social Robotics, 2(3), 229-234.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 5, 2010
Online Publication Date Jun 26, 2010
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2022
Journal International Journal of Social Robotics
Print ISSN 1875-4791
Electronic ISSN 1875-4805
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 3
Pages 229-234
Keywords international safety standards; human robot interaction; Robot; Safety; Dependability; Assurance; Requirements; Standards; ISO;TC184/SC2; Personalcare robots; Medical care robots
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