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Survey on Faults/Errors in Robotic Systems

With the increasing use of robots in industry, our working world is in upheaval. There is a steady need for robots that execute their tasks robustly. However, robots are susceptible to different kinds of errors and faults during their lifecycle. Robot developers put a lot of effort in creating reliable fault-tolerant applications. However, there are still unexpected or unknown errors that cannot be adequately handled.

Our team at Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart would like to have more information about the types of faults occurring in robotic systems and if there is an industrial requirement for a new tool for monitoring and detecting these faults. To better understand the needs of such a fault handling and diagnosis tool in the robotic industry, we are conducting an online survey. We would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out the survey below.

We will open-source the feedback received to our community shortly after closing the survey. Subsequently, we would organize an online workshop to discuss the survey results and solutions based on the requirements.

Interested people can connect with us at

Survey Link: survey


Can you clarify what is meant by the industry “Industrial Production”? The three options you list (research, industrial production, and OEM) don’t seem to cover a lot of grounds – it seems to exclude the industries tackled by all these new and interesting robotic startups. Or is Industrial Production meant to include all real-world applications, including things like agtech, front-of-the-house delivery, and trash-sorting?


All these are categorized into Industrial Production.