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Publication - Dr Dejanira Araiza Illan

    Coverage-Driven Verification

    An Approach to Verify Code for Robots that Directly Interact with Humans


    Araiza-Illan, D, Western, D, Pipe, A & Eder, K, 2015, ‘Coverage-Driven Verification: An Approach to Verify Code for Robots that Directly Interact with Humans’. in: Nir Piterman (eds) Hardware and Software: Verification and Testing: 11th International Haifa Verification Conference, HVC 2015, Haifa, Israel, November 17-19, 2015, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, pp. 69-84


    Collaborative robots could transform several industries, such as manufacturing and healthcare, but they present a significant challenge to verification. The complex nature of their working environment necessitates testing in realistic detail under a broad range of circumstances. We propose the use of Coverage-Driven Verification (CDV) to meet this challenge. By automating the simulation-based testing process as far as possible, CDV provides an efficient route to coverage closure. We discuss the need, practical considerations, and potential benefits of transferring this approach from microelectronic design verification to the field of human-robot interaction. We demonstrate the validity and feasibility of the proposed approach by constructing a custom CDV testbench and applying it to the verification of an object handover task.

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