Integrating Failure Analysis into the Conceptual Design of Cognitive Products: Towards a New Paradigm
Symposium Design for X 2011 Tutzing 2011.
Cognitive products integrate cognitive functionalities such as perceiving the environment, learning and reasoning from knowledge models that are created through the combination of a mechatronic system and advanced software algorithms. While the area of cognitive products is still in his infancy, we regard the safe and reliable performance fulfillment as one of the chal-lenging tasks for the research community to develop cognitive products that meet customer expectations. This paper presents how failure analysis can be integrated in the functional modeling process of cognitive products to in-crease their safety. For this purpose, we explores if current state failure anal-ysis methods are appropriate for analyzing cognitive products and where their weaknesses and strengths are. The cognitive coffee waiter is used as an illus-trative example to concretely show the limitations of these methods.