Safety assessment process for human-robot handling tasks

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    Abstract

    The needs for using robots to assist human workers in accomplishing heavy tasks in a variety of industries are increasing. Almost by default this implies sharing the work space between robots and human operators. As a consequence, safety issues must be carefully taken into account. We have implemented a pilot system based on a standard industrial robot (KUKA KR120 R2500) for interactive handling of heavy and/or large parts and loads. Here we report the safety analysis and risk assessment of such a system following the harmonized robot standards (ISO 10218-1 &-2), including Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA), Use Case Safety Analysis (UCSA) and analysis of system functions and communications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME
    Number of pages7
    Volume9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7918-5719-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications : MESA-9 Mechatronics for Advanced Manufacturing, MESA 2015 - Boston, United States
    Duration: 2 Aug 20155 Aug 2015

    Conference

    ConferenceASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
    Abbreviated titleMESA 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period2/08/155/08/15

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    Safety Assessment
    Safety Analysis
    Robot
    Robots
    Industrial Robot
    Industrial robots
    Workspace
    Risk Assessment
    Use Case
    Hazard
    Risk assessment
    Hazards
    Sharing
    Safety
    Industry
    Imply
    Communication
    Operator
    Human
    Standards

    Keywords

    • safety assessment
    • robot
    • handling task

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    Malm, T., Heikkilä, T., & Ahola, J. M. (2015). Safety assessment process for human-robot handling tasks. In 2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (Vol. 9). [DETC2015-47006] American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2015-47006
    Malm, Timo ; Heikkilä, Tapio ; Ahola, Jari M. / Safety assessment process for human-robot handling tasks. 2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications. Vol. 9 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, 2015.
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    2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications. Vol. 9 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, 2015. DETC2015-47006.

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    Malm T, Heikkilä T, Ahola JM. Safety assessment process for human-robot handling tasks. In 2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications. Vol. 9. American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. 2015. DETC2015-47006 https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2015-47006