Evaluating ROBOTIC safety using quality function deployment
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Improper design of the robotic safety system could create sources of hazards to humans. Regardless of the robotic safety guidelines defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a synchronous consideration between the safety issue and system requirements is needed. In this study, quality function deployment (QFD) is used to evaluate safety for the design of a robotic workcell to ensure that the safety as well as system requirements are designed to meet the user’s needs. QFD converts the consumers’ demands into ‘quality characteristics’ and develops a design quality for the finished product by systematically deploying the relationship between the demands and characteristics. A series of QFD matrices is developed in this study, and the advantages and disadvantages between different designs are also illustrated. © 2000 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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Yang, Y. N., Parsaei, H. R., Leep, H. R., & Chuengsatiansup, K.