Industrial and Medical Cyber-Physical Systems: Tackling User Requirements and Challenges in Robotics

  • Tamás HaideggerEmail author
  • Gurvinder S. Virk
  • Carol Herman
  • Roger Bostelman
  • Péter Galambos
  • György Györök
  • Imre J. Rudas
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 14)


Robotics is one of the major megatrends unfolding these days. Clearly, robots are capable of doing much more outside the factories than ever imagined, and that has a great impact on the whole society. This chapter provides some practical updates and guidelines on a few exciting aspects of automated technologies: applied robotics in the industry, in service and personal use and in the operating theaters, performing not only teleoperated surgeries but complex, delicate procedures as well. However, building reliable autonomous systems is not easy, and for another while, human operators will be required as a fallback option. Ensuring the safety of such hybrid control systems is complex, and requires novel human–machine interfaces. Situation awareness remains a key issue, keeping humans in the loop. Arguably, the social robotic sector is growing much faster than any industrial one, and as predicted, there soon will be robots in every household and around.



Thank are expressed to the robot standardization work groups at the various SODs. Authors acknowledge the financial support of this work by the Hungarian State and the European Union under the EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00010 project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamás Haidegger
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Gurvinder S. Virk
    • 3
    • 4
  • Carol Herman
    • 5
  • Roger Bostelman
    • 6
  • Péter Galambos
    • 7
    • 8
  • György Györök
    • 7
    • 8
  • Imre J. Rudas
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.University Research, Innovation and Service Center, Óbuda UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT)Wiener NeustadtAustria
  3. 3.CLAWAR Association LtdSheffieldUK
  4. 4.Innovative Technology & Science Ltd (InnoTecUK)CambridgeUK
  5. 5.Association for the Advancement of Medical InstrumentationArlingtonUSA
  6. 6.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  7. 7.Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent RoboticsÓbuda UniversityBudapestHungary
  8. 8.Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent RoboticsÓbuda UniversityBudapest, SzékesfehérvárHungary

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