International Robot Safety Conference 2023

Hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation, the International Robot Safety Conference 2023 (IRSC) will offer conference sessions and workshops that examine key issues in robot safety and provides an in-depth overview of current industry standards and best-practices.

How To Use R15.08 Annex C

How To Use R15.08 Annex C

Mark Lewandowski - Robotics Network Innovation Leader, Procter & Gamble

How To Use R15.08 Annex C

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Global Updates for Determining Separation Distance

Global Updates for Determining Separation Distance

Chris Soranno - Safety Standards & Competence Manager, SICK

Guards and protective devices must be securely installed and located at a distance such that recognized hazards cannot be accessed by affected persons by reaching over, under, around, or through a safeguard.  The guidelines for calculating these minimum separation distances have traditionally been different for the North American and International markets. With the adoption of ISO 10218-1 & -2 in the US and Canada, there has been ongoing confusion in the marketplace regarding these differences.  However, recent changes and additions to standards in the US and the upcoming relevant International standard drastically reduce these differences and better align both the methodology and the calculated results associated with separation distances.

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Aluminum Die Casting of Electric Vehicle Component

Aluminum Die Casting of Electric Vehicle Component

Marvin Winrich - Senior Functional Safety Engineer, Rockwell Automation

Two 6 axis robots (rated 150 kg and 60 kg) perform aluminum die cast steps for electric vehicle components: 
- Pouring of molten aluminum into molds, and material transfer of finished parts; integrated with laser measurement, cutting saw, and conveyors. 
- Operations at the floor and mezzanine levels. 

The user’s corporate policy requires a risk assessment to applicable safety standards and verification of robot, electrical, and machine safety compliance with: 

  • ANSI / RIA R15.06-2012, Industrial Robots and Robot Systems - Safety Requirements - Parts 1 and 2 
  • ANSI / UL 1740 (2020), Standard for Safety - Robots and Robotic Equipment 
  • NFPA 79-2021, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery 
  • OSHA - Machine and Electrical Safety

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Application of RPD to Mobile Robots

Application of RPD to Mobile Robots

Lorenzo Nava - CTO, Inxpect SPA

The autonomous vehicle industry is quickly growing, hence new needs are arising especially with respect to sensor capabilities. Radar technology, which is natively 3D, can provide information for navigation in a 3D space, and can reliably operate in any environmental conditions, either outdoor or indoor, covering reliably harsh environments as well. The capability of sensing the 3D area also solves the challenging issue of avoiding collision with pending loads or objects, which is still today implemented with poor and unreliable solutions. In this presentation we will provide an overview of how radar technology is used today to protect autonomous vehicles, with an update on the status of the Radar Protective Device standard, IEC TS 61496-5. We will also describe how IEC TS 62998-1 and IEC TS 62998-3 can be used to extend the radar standard specific part in order to cover mobile and outdoor applications. We will present a safety solution where radars are used to protect a mobile robot (AGV), describing how the ISO 3691-4 can be exploited to design a rigorous and precise validation process. The validation process, designed together with the TÜV Sud notified body, will explain how to adapt the requirements and tests to this new technology. In the last part, we will give a quick overview of the possibility that radar technology might open up with respect to the use of radar data for navigation. The possibility to exploit sensors for both safety and navigation is becoming more and more important, and, at the same time, cost-effective and power-efficient solutions are paramount to delivering high quality products to customers. The radar can provide 3D information of the space around the vehicle, allowing more complex tasks and more comprehensive sensing capabilities, while at the same time guaranteeing the performance required for the vehicle to operate safely.

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Validation of PFL Collaborative Operation Safety

Validation of PFL Collaborative Operation Safety

Sungsoo RHIM - Professor and Advisor, Kyung Hee University and Safetics Inc.

Validation of PFL Collaborative Operation Safety by Test and Simulation

 

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International Mobile Robot Safety Standards

International Mobile Robot Safety Standards

Carole Franklin - Director of Standards Development, Robotics, Association for Advancing Automation

The Global Landscape: International Mobile Robot Safety Standards

 

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Safety Implications of Modifications to IMRs

Safety Implications of Modifications to IMRs

Robert Bollinger - Owner, Dynamic Horizons Automation Solutions LLC

Evaluating the Safety Implications of Modifications to IMRs

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Introduction to Robot Risk Assessment

Introduction to Robot Risk Assessment

Jeff Fryman - Principal Consultant, Association for Advancing Automation

Introduction to Robot Risk Assessment

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DOE vs. SOE

DOE vs. SOE

Melonee Wise - Chief Technology Officer, Agility Robotics

DOE vs. SOE – Deployed Operating Environments Versus the Specified Operating Environments in Mobile Robotics

 

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The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

Timothy Castillejos Martinez - Sales Manager, Euchner

PANEL DISCUSSION: The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

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The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

Octavio Vasquez - Safety Business Manager Development, Latin America, Ross Controls

PANEL DISCUSSION: The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

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The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

Maximiliano Guajardo - Safety Machinery Manager, KOPAR

PANEL DISCUSSION: The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

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The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

Leonardo Sanchez - BDM for Machinery Safety, Wieland Electric

PANEL DISCUSSION: The State of Robotic Safety in Mexico

 

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The New Machinery Regulation of the European Union

The New Machinery Regulation of the European Union

Otto Görnemann - Chairperson ISO/TC199 and CEN/TC114, SICK AG

The contribution explains the new Machinery regulation of the European Union, which will replace the current Machinery Directive in January 2027. The session will inform about the changes in the legal aspects and duties of manufacturers, importers, representatives, and suppliers as well as present the changes in technical requirements and compliance procedures.

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Introduction of Mobile Safety and Risk Assessment

Introduction of Mobile Safety and Risk Assessment

Robert Bollinger - Owner, Dynamic Horizons Automation Solutions LLC

Risk assessment is a key step in the development of safety solutions for all robot systems. When IMRs are part of the system, the risk assessment approach needs to be expanded beyond the typical task/hazard pairs of traditional systems. This session explores the additional scope to be considered when autonomous mobility is introduced.

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An OSHA Perspective on Industrial Robot Safety

An OSHA Perspective on Industrial Robot Safety

Courtney Frost - Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, OSHA

An OSHA Perspective on Industrial Robot Safety

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Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics

Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics

Craig Salvalaggio - President, Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics

Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics

Chuck Pitzer - Director, Hardware Engineering, Zebra Robotics Automation

Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics

Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics

Aaron Prather - Director, Robotics & Autonomous Systems Program, ASTM International

Safety in Mobile Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Collaborative Industrial Robotics

Safety in Collaborative Industrial Robotics

Roberta Nelson Shea - Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots

Safety in Collaborative Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Collaborative Industrial Robotics

Safety in Collaborative Industrial Robotics

Bill Edwards - Sr. Manager, Collaborative Robotics, Yaskawa Motoman

Safety in Collaborative Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics

Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics

Troy Uahinui - Quality/Compliance Sr. Manager, Honeywell Intelligrated

Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics

Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics

Tina Hull - Technology Development Engineer, Omron Automation Americas

Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics

Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics

Bruce Main - President, Design Safety Engineering, Inc.

Safety in Conventional Industrial Robotics: Principles and Use Cases

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PANEL DISCUSSION: Robot Safety – A Global View

PANEL DISCUSSION: Robot Safety – A Global View

Timothy Castillejos Martinez - Sales Manager, Euchner

Otto Görnemann - Chairperson ISO/TC199 and CEN/TC114, SICK AG

Sungsoo RHIM- Professor and Advisor, Kyung Hee University and Safetics Inc.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Robot Safety – A Global View

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Equipping OSHA with Robot Safety

Equipping OSHA with Robot Safety

Adam Haroz - Director of Engineering, Conversion Technology Inc

From Insight to Action: Equipping OSHA with Robot Safety

 

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The Important Role of System Integrators

The Important Role of System Integrators

Craig Salvalaggio - President, Applied Manufacturing Technologies

The Important Role of System Integrators in Robot Safety

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Mobile Robot Safety: The New R15.08 – Part 2

Mobile Robot Safety: The New R15.08 – Part 2

Chris Soranno - Safety Standards & Competence Manager, SICK

Mobile Robot Safety: The New R15.08 – Part 2

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Introduction to Industrial Mobile Robot Safety

Introduction to Industrial Mobile Robot Safety

Jeff Pratt - Senior Corp EHS Engineer, Crown

Introduction to Industrial Mobile Robot Safety

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The Updated 10218

The Updated 10218

Roberta Nelson Shea - Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots

The Updated 10218: What to Look for in the New Standard and the Future Roadmap

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Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety ISO 10218

Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety ISO 10218

Todd Dickey - Safety Standards Development Contractor, Honda Development & Manufacturing of America

Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety ISO 10218 – Parts 1 and 2 (R15.06)

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What’s at Stake

What’s at Stake

Jeff Pratt - Senior Corp EHS Engineer,

What’s at Stake: What You Need to Know About Robotics and Safety – and Why

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