Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking

1st Edition

Paolo Barattini, Federico Vicentini, Gurvinder Singh Virk, Tamas Haidegger

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published April 29, 2019
Reference - 208 Pages - 14 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138626751 - CAT# K31890

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Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking provides a comprehensive introduction to the new scenarios emerging where humans and robots interact in various environments and applications on a daily basis. The focus is on the current status and foreseeable implications of robot safety, approaching these issues from the standardization and benchmarking perspectives. Featuring contributions from leading experts, the book presents state-of-the-art research, and includes real-world applications and use cases. It explores the key leading sectors—robotics, service robotics, and medical robotics—and elaborates on the safety approaches that are being developed for effective human-robot interaction, including physical robot-human contacts, collaboration in task execution, workspace sharing, human-aware motion planning, and exploring the landscape of relevant standards and guidelines.


  • Presenting a comprehensive introduction to human-robot interaction in a number of domains, including industrial robotics, medical robotics, and service robotics
  • Focusing on robot safety standards and benchmarking
  • Providing insight into current developments in international standards
  • Featuring contributions from leading experts, actively pursuing new robot development


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