Safety Computer Vision Rules for Improved Sensor Certification

Johann Thor Ingibergsson Mogensen, Dirk Kraft, Ulrik Pagh Schultz

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Abstract

Mobile robots are used across many domains from personal care to agriculture. Working in dynamic open-ended environments puts high constraints on the robot perception system, which is critical for the safety of the system as a whole. To achieve the required safety levels the perception system needs to be certified, but no specific standards exist for computer vision systems, and the concept of safe vision systems remains largely unexplored. In this paper we present a novel domain-specific language that allows the programmer to express image quality detection rules for enforcing safety constraints. The language allows developers to increase trustworthiness in the robot perception system, which we argue would increase compliance with safety standards. We demonstrate the usage of the language to improve reliability in a perception pipeline, thus allowing the vision expert to concisely express the safety-related constraints and thereby bridging the gap between domain experts and certification authorities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC)
PublisherIEEE
Publication date11. May 2017
Pages89-92
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6725-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6724-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11. May 2017
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: 10. Apr 201712. Apr 2017
Conference number: 1
http://icrc.asia.edu.tw/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing
Number1
Country/TerritoryTaiwan
CityTaichung
Period10/04/201712/04/2017
Internet address

Keywords

  • Computer vision
  • DSL
  • Functional safety
  • Image quality
  • Safety

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