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Publication type: Conference poster
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Generating research aims for legged robots : a market and dependability approach
Authors: Doran, Hans Dermot
Hannich, Frank
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3763
Conference details: ICRA 2018 Workshop: Multilegged Robots, Brisbane, Australia, 25 May 2018
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Language: English
Subjects: Autonomous robotics; Legged robot; Safety and dependability; STPA; Robotics marketing
Subject (DDC): 620: Engineering
Abstract: We content that real-world widespread adoption of multi-legged robots is not due to some magic missing engineering ingredient but due, by and large, to two related factors. The first is that the market must be educated as to the potential benefits of such technology and secondly any missing engineering ingredients need to be market derived and not research specified. After discussing the issue of educating the market we proceed with an example of generating market-oriented technical requirements which specifically result in new controller architectures. We continue this example with two examples of requirements generated by technical analysis, including Systems Theoretic Process Analysis, and so show that whilst the continuation of fundamental research is necessary if multi-legged robots are to find a sustainable set of real-world applications research resources need to be guided into market research and market orientated industrialisation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Not specified
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
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