Starting date: March the 22nd 2019
Duration: 20 months

Project category

OPTION 1: develop a benchmarking solution for one specific benchmarking scenario including one or more outcomes: testbed, software routines and/or experimental datasets.


Wearable robots


Test Bed & Software



  • Fundación para la promoción de la innovación, investigación y desarrollo tecnológico en la industria de la automoción en Galicia (Spain)
TestEd aims to reduce the testing time by 30% from the selection phase to the implementation phase of an industrial exoskeleton by designing a testbed and software routines for “Moving in Narrow Spaces”. We will link three use-cases from the manufacturing industry. The testbed will offer a platform to rigorously test these use- cases. The industrial exoskeleton centered TestEd will be implemented in industry with confidence. We envision EUROBENCH (EB) initiative as the first stages of standard development as AUTOSAR. In addition, the work on the development of performance matrices for the similar scenario exactly aligns with CTAG current ability and our last two years of learning. We propose using the assessment process of testing recently presented at WeRob 2018 as baseline. It is important to note the present method is efficient in identifying the local evaluation criteria performance of an exoskeleton in scientific fashion but lack the global performance perspective. Today, we predominantly use our experience and intuition for global performance. We like proposing the development of testing performance matrices on the basis of local and global performance. The local performance matrices will address only one evaluation criterion at a time. However, the global performance matrices will address the overall performance of the exoskeleton. We propose linking these performance matrices with the main goals of the testing process and cost.
TestEd will develop performance matrices for the evaluation of the local and global evaluation criteria. We expect TestEd will cut the testing time and cost by 30%. It will provide a scientifically validated performance matric that can help testers, users and the OEM to quickly test their devices both in terms of the local evaluation criteria and global performance of the device. It can also lay the ground for the development of business models for the certification bodies around Europe.”

Figure 1. Today and Future Forecast