Robot development process

In computer science the process of developing large software systems is well understood. A search performed in March 2009 in Google Scholar for the phrase "software development process" resulted in approx. 49,000 hits. Some of the links point to textbooks, which have several thousand citations.

At the same time a search for "robot development process" returned only 26 hits. This number indicates that robot development is by far not as well defined and established as a structured formal process.

Earlier attempts to support the robot development process have focused on the development and provision of

Other important aspects, however, have not received enough attention. These aspects include: