Safety issues related to industrial robots collaborating with humans

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    Abstract

    The accident study related to industrial robots in Finland shows that robots are used for many kinds of applications and it is difficult to find simple similar reasons for the accidents. Therefore a good design method, which includes risk assessments and the usage of proper checklists, helps to build a good and safe robot system. Safety enhancing technologies are developing and therefore in the future there will be more possibilities to minimise risks. On the other hand there will be also new applications where persons are working beside robots and this is a challenge for safety engineers. The response time for stopping function needs to be shorter than with current robots. The new safety controllers are very promising software-based safety systems. They can make practical many safety functions, which earlier were made with external and relatively slow hardware.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference Safety Of Industrial Automated Systems, SIAS 2007
    Pages216-221
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event5th International Conference Safety of Industrial Automated Systems, SIAS 2007 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 12 Nov 200713 Nov 2007

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference Safety of Industrial Automated Systems, SIAS 2007
    Abbreviated titleSIAS 2007
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period12/11/0713/11/07

    Keywords

    • Safety
    • robot

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