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State of the art in standards for Robotics

Z.M. Bi, Zhonghua Miao, Bin Zhang, Chris W.J. Zhang, The state of the art of testing standards for integrated robotic systems, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Volume 63, June 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2019.101893.

Technology standards facilitate the transparency in market and the supplies of products with good quality. For manufacturers, standards make it possible to reduce the costs by mass production, and enhance system adaptabilities through integrating system modules with the standardized interfaces. However, International standards on industrial robots such as ISO-9283 were developed in 1998, and they have not updated since then. Due to every-increasing applications of robots in complex systems, there is an emerging need to advance existing standards on robots for a broader scope of system components and system integration. This paper gives an introduction of the endeavors by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); especially, it overviews the recent progresses on the standardized tests of robotic systems and components. The presented work aims to identify the limitations of existing industrial standards and clarify the trend of technology standardizations for industrial robotic systems.