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Scientific publication

A model-based strategy for safety assessment of a robot arm interacting with humans

Publication from Robotics

Nemanja Kovincic, Hubert Gattringer, Andreas Müller, Matthias Weyrer, Andreas Schlotzhauer , Lukas Kaiser, Mathias Brandstötter

Proceedings in Applied Mathematics & Mechanics (PAMM) , 2/2019


Impact and the resulting contact forces can be determined by dynamic simulation once a validated model for the robot and of the contact area of the human is available. Methods for the identification of relevant geometric and dynamic parameters of the robotmodelarewellestablished. Whiletheexperimentalvalidationofconstitutivemodelsforhumanbodycontactisstilltopic of ongoing research, which gave rise to the ISO/TS 15066 guidelines, adequate models are already available for computational simulation of human-robot contact scenarios. However, dynamical simulations cannot be applied to exhaustively explore and assess all possible contact scenarios with the robot workspace. In this paper, first the model used for impact simulation is described and simulation as well experimental results are reported for contact at a predefined location. Then, the ability of the presented model to predict the measured contact force is discussed.