12. Robotics Design ElementsΒΆ

Before we proceed with building robots, we need to address several aspects of robot design which includes human aspects such as safety, human interaction and human environments. Robots can be very helpful, capable even lifesaving devices. However they can pose serious risks which need to be recognized and addressed. In addition, there are complexities in working with humans and in human environments which need to be addressed as well. In this short chapter we examine some of the issues.


Missing basic design material. Could move some of the soft eng content here as well as core mechanical/electrical design content.