Verification and validation of an automated robot inspection cell for automotive body-in-white: a use case for the VALU3S ECSEL project

Kanak A., Ergün S., Yazıcı A., Özkan M., Çokünlü G., Yayan U.

Open Research Europe, vol.1, no.115, pp.1-20, 2021 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 115
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.12688/openreseurope.13627.1
  • Journal Name: Open Research Europe
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Verification and validation (V&V) of systems, and system of systems, in an industrial context has never been as important as today. The recent developments in automated cyber-physical systems, digital twin environments, and Industry 4.0 applications require effective and comprehensive V&V mechanisms. Verification and Validation of Automated Systems' Safety and Security (VALU3S), a Horizon 2020 Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL-JU) project started in May 2020, aims to create and evaluate a multi-domain V&V framework that facilitates evaluation of automated systems from component level to system level, with the aim of reducing the time and effort needed to evaluate these systems. VALU3S focuses on V&V for the requirements of safety, cybersecurity, and privacy (SCP). This paper mainly focuses on the elaboration of one of the 13 use cases of VALU3S to identify the SCP issues in an automated robot inspection cell that is being actively used for the quality control assessment of automotive body-in-white. The joint study here embarks on a collaborative approach that puts the V&V methods and workflows for the robotic arms safety trajectory planning and execution, fault injection techniques, cyber-physical security vulnerability assessment, anomaly detection, and SCP countermeasures required for remote control and inspection. The paper also presents cross-links with ECSEL-JU goals and the current advancements in the market and scientific and technological state-of play