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    An Overview of Verification and Validation Challenges for Inspection Robots

    Fisher, Michael and Cardoso, Rafael C. and Collins, Emily C. and Dadswell, Christopher and Dennis, Louise A. and Dixon, Clare and Farrell, Marie and Ferrando, Angelo and Huang, Xiaowei and Jump, Mike and Kourtis, Georgios and Lisitsa, Alexei and Luckcuck, Matt and Luo, Shan and Page, Vincent and Papacchini, Fabio and Webster, Matt (2021) An Overview of Verification and Validation Challenges for Inspection Robots. Robotics, 10 (2). p. 67. ISSN 2218-6581

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    The advent of sophisticated robotics and AI technology makes sending humans into hazardous and distant environments to carry out inspections increasingly avoidable. Being able to send a robot, rather than a human, into a nuclear facility or deep space is very appealing. However, building these robotic systems is just the start and we still need to carry out a range of verification and validation tasks to ensure that the systems to be deployed are as safe and reliable as possible. Based on our experience across three research and innovation hubs within the UK’s “Robots for a Safer World” programme, we present an overview of the relevant techniques and challenges in this area. As the hubs are active across nuclear, offshore, and space environments, this gives a breadth of issues common to many inspection robots.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Fisher, M., Cardoso, R.C., Collins, E.C., Dadswell, C., Dennis, L.A., Dixon, C., Farrell, M., Ferrando, A., Huang, X., Jump, M., Kourtis, G., Lisitsa, A., Luckcuck, M., Luo, S., Page, V., Papacchini, F. & Webster, M. 2021, "An Overview of Verification and Validation Challenges for Inspection Robots", Robotics (Basel), vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 67.
    Keywords: robotic inspection; software architectures; formal verification; testing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 17467
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    Depositing User: Marie Farrell
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 14:48
    Journal or Publication Title: Robotics
    Publisher: MDPI AG
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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