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Managing the lifecycle of your robot

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posted on 2015-05-19, 14:52 authored by Murray A. Sinclair, Carys Siemieniuch
‘Robot’ for this paper is assumed to be a cognitive device, acting as a co-worker within a team of human workers: a mobile device, with a degree of autonomy, interchangeable prostheses, interacting freely with surrounding humans, in a civilian environment. An exemplar lifecycle is the MoD’s CADMID lifecycle., and the paper concentrates on the In-service phase, for reasons of space. The approach is from a management perspective; a road-map is provided to acquire a robot, to put it to work, and to support both it and the team during its in-service phase. The emphasis is on what management needs to consider and the structures that need to be in place in order to run this process.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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SINCLAIR, M.A. and SIEMIENIUCH, C.E., 2014. Managing the lifecycle of your robot. IN: Sharples, S. and Shorrock, S. (eds). Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics and Human Factors, 7th-10th April 2014, Southampton. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis, pp. 283-289.


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