University of Twente Student Theses


Risk Assessment of Humanoid Robot EVE-r3

Jeeva, Joshua Anith Singh (2023) Risk Assessment of Humanoid Robot EVE-r3.

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Abstract:This thesis report presents a project that involves a fully functioning humanoid robot, EVE-r3, to be used in a healthcare setting. As the ratio of the elderly people to the amount of healthcare workers increases, there is a decline in the quality of the Dutch healthcare. This project aims to conduct a risk assessment of a humanoid robot which is aimed to provide an extra helping hand to the Dutch healthcare. The primary focus of this project is to ensure the safety usage of the robot and its interaction with the users and the environment. Risk assessment is performed using the STPA-FMEA methodology. The STPA-FMEA analysis considers the user ability, natural environment, and social environment of the robot as additional factors contributing to the analysis. The analysis also considers a classification of different user groups, as the ability of a user to handle the risks may differ amongst different users. The same goes with the environmental settings. The STPA-FMEA analysis retrieved a range of risk values which shows that the ranking of the most hazardous risks in STPA-FMEA is different from that of the traditional FMEA analysis. Overall, this study aims to improve the robot's safety in the healthcare setting.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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