ISO 18646-4, Robotics — Performance criteria and related test methods for service robots — Part 4: Lower-back support robots (draft)

This International Standard will describe methods of specifying and evaluating the performance of lower-back support robots.


Figure 1 - Example of a lower-back support robot




Figure 2 - Dimension ratio and mass distribution of a test machine


This project was initiated to provide the evaluation procedure for performance of lower-back support robots, including assistive torque and reduction of compression force on a virtual spinal disk.

ISO 18646-4 is intended to facilitate understanding on performance of lower-back support robot between users and manufacturers. It defines the important performance characteristics, describes how they shall be specified, and recommends how they should be tested.