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International Robot Safety Conference Agenda Features Top Industry Experts on the Latest Safety Standards, Techniques, and Technologies

POSTED 09/08/2021

Virtual Conference runs Sept. 20-22, offers an in-depth overview of robot safety

ANN ARBOR, MI -  Top industry experts from FedEx, Universal Robots, Fetch Robotics, Ford Motor Company, Honeywell Intelligrated, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell,  SICK, and more will be featured at the International Robot Safety Conference, presented by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). The virtual event takes place September 20-22, 2021 and will examine key issues in robot safety, providing an in-depth overview of current industry standards related to industrial robot systems -- whether conventional, collaborative, or mobile.

Registration is open for the virtual event. The cost to access the conference is $395 for A3 members and $495 for non-members.

“This is a can’t-miss event for integrators, manufacturers, and users to expand knowledge on how to safely deploy automation technology in their operations,” says A3 President Jeff Burnstein. “Coming out of the pandemic, there is a strong demand and need for automation technologies as companies are growing, and A3 is committed to prioritizing the safety of workers in these environments.”

IRSC will help businesses reduce risk by ensuring personnel are familiar with robot and machine safety as well as current robot safety standards. Industry leaders will provide real-world case studies and identify best practices on how to incorporate safety into existing and new projects.

Agenda highlights include:

  • Perspectives from U.S. OSHA on industrial robot safety
  • Introduction to the new industrial mobile robot safety standard R15.08-1
  • Discussion of the “whys” behind the importance of safety with robotics from Carole Franklin, A3’s Director of Standards Development for Robotics
  • Review of the lifecycle of robots and safety: from design, to integration, to using industrial robot systems
  • Risk assessment and safety solutions

The full agenda is available online.

The conference is sponsored by Siemens and FORT Robotics. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Jim Hamilton at (734) 994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
In April 2021, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA),  AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), and A3 Mexico  converged into the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. Members of A3 represent automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

A3 hosts a number of industry-leading events, including the Autonomous Mobile Robots & Logistics Conference (October 12-14, 2021 in Memphis, TN),  A3 Business Forum (January 31-February 2, 2022, in Orlando, FL), the Automate Show & Conference (June 6-9, 2022, in Detroit, MI), and The Vision Show (October 11-13, 2022, in Boston, MA).