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Show simple item record Wampler, Charles Wilson Gao, Dalong 2010-10-14T15:56:59Z 2010-10-14T15:56:59Z 2009-12
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dc.description.abstract In the design of robotic systems that safely interact with people, it is useful to have validated criteria for measuring injury risks. To this end, some researchers have advocated the use of metrics developed for assessing automotive safety, with the head injury criterion (HIC) receiving particular attention. The aims of this commentary are to clarify the proper use of the HIC, to briefly discuss its relationship to the risk of injury, and to give a closed-form formula for the HIC value produced by a simple mass-spring model of impact. We emphasize that there are many other factors besides HIC to consider before a robot system can be considered safe to interact with humans. en_US
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dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers en_US
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dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source IEEE en_US
dc.subject robot safety en_US
dc.subject robot impact en_US
dc.subject Head injury criterion en_US
dc.subject HIC en_US
dc.title Head injury criterion en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dalong Gao, and C.W. Wampler. “Head injury criterion.” Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE 16.4 (2009): 71-74. ©2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.approver Wampler, Charles Wilson
dc.contributor.mitauthor Wampler, Charles Wilson
dc.relation.journal IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
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dspace.orderedauthors Gao, Dalong; Wampler, Charles en

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