Category : The Furious Academic

Chronic and Acute Harm in Functional Safety

I’ve written previously about how the world of safety engineering is slowly coming to grips with the realisation that risk is no longer linear (and probably never has been) – especially with the advent of autonomous systems.

Safety engineering has historically focussed on acute harm – an immediate, impactful mishap if

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The Safe Assurance of an Office Butlerbot

We’re currently designing and developing a butlerbot for use in one of our brand-new University Buildings. When I say ‘we’, I mean ‘there are some extremely clever people with whom I have the pleasure of working that are designing and building a butlerbot’. I’m playing the role of the annoying

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