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

    Keywords

    • safety assessment
    • robot
    • handling task

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