Safety considerations with collaborative robots


“There are many sectors where collaborative operation has some advantages including: medical (where robots are used during various procedures including surgery); healthcare (where robots perform tasks such as assistance with mobility); service (both domestic and professional applications); space (for example on the International Space Station); defence (robots assisting in bomb disposal and “wearable” robots for enhanced mobility); and of course in manufacturing as well as other applications.”

“In order to ensure that humans are not exposed to unacceptable risks when working collaboratively the standards currently describe four separate measures that can be used to provide risk reduction. It is required that at least one of these requirements needs to be fulfilled in addition to having visual indication the robot is in collaborative operation.”

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Date: 10/21/2015
Author: by Editor
Link to Article: Safety considerations with collaborative robots