The introduction of collaborative robots (cobots) into the marketplace brings new standards for safe interaction with this new robotic technology. Cobot safety starts with understand the collaborative application and what technology is required to meet the safety needs. Once the technology is determined then a methodical risk assessment is done and the correct standards are followed to reduce the safety risk in the work cell.
A new article by EWI Senior Engineer Mike Garman, Understanding Collaborative Robot Safety, provides an overview of what standards apply to collaborative robots, an example of the risk based assessment process flow and a brief summary of the new collaborative robot technical specifications that will help ensure the safe deployment of this new technology.
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Mike Garman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.