Finding Codes and Standards in Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Standards are formally published documents that establish consistent technical requirements for products, practices, methods, or operations, thereby ensuring uniformity, quality, and safety. By themselves, standards are not legally enforceable in most cases. When standards are incorporated into a legally enforceable contract, or enacted into a law or regulation by government, they are generally referred to as codes.
Long recognized for our development of mechanical engineering standards, ASME also administers several bodies that develop the United States position on activities conducted under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).