Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Produktionsforschung, Band 35
Hrsg.: Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart
2014, 271 S., num. mostly col. illus. and tabs, Softcover
Developing a service robot poses many significant challenges due to its inherent complexity. One of these challenges is to approximate the development costs for a functional prototype even before detailed construction plans are available. The proposed approach explains a process that combines hardware and software engineering as well as established estimation techniques. Following the steps of the process yields a systematic and traceable cost prediction in early development stages.