Evaluating ROBOTIC safety using quality function deployment

Yung Nien Yang, Hamid R. Parsaei, Herman R. Leep, Kosin Chuengsatiansup

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Improper design of the robotic safety system could create sources of hazards to humans. Regardless of the robotic safety guidelines defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a synchronous consideration between the safety issue and system requirements is needed. In this study, quality function deployment (QFD) is used to evaluate safety for the design of a robotic workcell to ensure that the safety as well as system requirements are designed to meet the user’s needs. QFD converts the consumers’ demands into ‘quality characteristics’ and develops a design quality for the finished product by systematically deploying the relationship between the demands and characteristics. A series of QFD matrices is developed in this study, and the advantages and disadvantages between different designs are also illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-256
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000



  • Design evaluation
  • quality function deployment
  • robotic safety
  • total quality management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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