Safety design process for collaborative robots

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Safety of collaborative robotics has brought new aspects to safety compared to industrial robots. In collaborative robot cells human can be close to the collaborative robot, whereas in industrial robot cells the robots are mainly isolated from humans. The collaborative robots are assumed to be safer than industrial robots, but the vicinity to humans can create new risks, which need to be controlled. One new protective feature, compared to industrial robots, is limited impact force and pressure.

Here the focus is on collaborative robots in welding applications. This hyperbook gives ideas, how to design safe collaborative robot cells. The text includes plenty of hyperlinks inside the hyperbook and also some links to requirements and sources of standards. The text can be divided into three parts: background to safety requirements, safety design process and examples of applying safety requirements in collaborative robot cells.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2022
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Research Report


  • collaborative robot
  • safety


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