RAS Standards in the News!

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Standing Committee for Standards Activities is happy to announce the approval of two new standards, and the creation of two new Working Groups. Please contact us if you want to get involved in future efforts!

Newly Approved Standards

  • RAS/SC 7007: Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems – This standard contains a set of ontologies that represents norms and ethical principles; data privacy and protection; transparency and accountability; and ethical violation management for robotics and automation systems. The standard can be purchased by going to https://www.techstreet.com/ieee/standards/ieee-p7007?product_id=2217375. This working group will also be honored with the IEEE Standards Association (SA) Emerging Technology Award at the upcoming IEEE SA awards ceremony.
  • RAS/SC 1872.2: Standard for Autonomous Robotics (AuR) Ontology – This standard extends IEEE 1872-2015 Standard for Ontologies for Robotics and Automation to represent additional domain-specific concepts, definitions, and axioms commonly used in Autonomous Robotics (AuR). This standard is general and can be used in many ways - for example, to specify the domain knowledge needed to unambiguously describe the design patterns of AuR systems, to represent AuR system architectures in a unified way, or as a guideline to build autonomous systems consisting of robots operating in various environments. The standard can be purchased by going to https://www.techstreet.com/ieee/standards/ieee-p1872-2?product_id=2225832

Formation of two new Standards Working Groups

  • P3107: Standard Terminology for Human-Robot Interaction - This standard will establish and define a common terminology for practitioners and users of human-robot interaction (HRI) technologies. This standard is intended to address issues common within the field of HRI, particularly surrounding the use of inconsistent and/or conflicting terms and definitions. More information can be found at https://standards.ieee.org/project/3107.html or by contacting the working group leader, Jeremy Marvel, at jeremy.marvel@nist.gov.
  • P3108: Recommended Practice for Human-Robot Interaction Design of Human Subject Studies - This recommended practice will provide best practices and requirements for designing and executing human-subject studies in human-robot interaction (HRI) research. This recommended practice will be particularly aimed at providing guidance for emerging researchers in the associated fields of HRI, as well as establishing a baseline methodology that supports replicability in HRI research. More information can be found at https://standards.ieee.org/project/3108.html or by contacting the working group leader, Shelly Bagchi, at shelly.bagchi@nist.gov.

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More information about other IEEE RAS standards efforts can be found at https://www.ieee-ras.org/industry-government/standards/ or by contacting the IEEE RAS Associate Vice President of Standardization, Craig Schlenoff, at craig.schlenoff@nist.gov.

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