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Qualification of safety systems providing obstacle detection and robot safety functions (ISO 18497 reference obstacle)

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Qualification of safety systems providing obstacle detection and robot safety functions (ISO 18497 reference obstacle)

S00068
Version: 1.6

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  • collection of test data
  • performance evaluation
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  • Location: in France
  • Offered by: INRAE

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Description

This test checks the detection safety function and the safety shutdown of the robot in case of the presence of obstacle(s).

In particular, the test assesses the robot's ability to detect and stop when it encounters a reference obstacle (described in ISO 18497:2018) in its detection zone.

The machine performs a uniform rectilinear trajectory, an obstacle is placed in its trajectory at different points to cover the entire width of the risk zone. The machine's behaviour is recorded during the test and its compliance with the requirements is checked. The tests are repeated 7 times per modality.

This test is monitored using a high-precision (10 micrometre) reference positioning system (laser tracker), which records the robot's trajectory, speed and position throughout the test.

The experimental site hosts robots whose guidance function is either absolute (GNSS) or relative (following a line marked on the ground).

A technical representative from the robot manufacturer must be present during the test to configure the system to be tested appropriately, check that it is operating correctly, allow information to be checked and attend the testing.

Technical and user manuals must be supplied in advance by the manufacturer to prepare the tests and compile the test report.

This test service is provided by INRAE - TSCF - AgroTechnoPôle with SHERPA Engineering as Test Operator, using the resources available at the Montoldre site in France.