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Published on: 10/26/2021

Last Reply on: 04/29/2022

Category: Safety

Technology: Robotics

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Is the risk assessment for a collaborative robot completed as a task based risk assessment the same way as any other robot? Or are there different rules that need to be followed?

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Yes. The risk assessment should be task-based and still follow the RIA TR R15.306-2016 methodology. Although the hazards you assess may have added hazards, which could be obtained from RIA TR R15.606 2016 and if it is being conducted on a power and force limited robot system. force testing results should be reflected in the risk assessment.

Mike Kunkle from MEK Consulting | 04/29/2022