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2017 Silver Medal Award

Falco, Shackleford, Marvel

Falco, Shackleford, Marvel


The team is recognized for their technical leadership in the development of ISO/TS 15066, the first international technical specification for safe operation of collaborative industrial robot systems in workspaces shared with humans. Through comprehensive development of innovative testbeds, sensors, and artifacts, coupled with thorough experimentation and formal analyses, the team provided critical test methods, metrics and empirical data for assessing the safety of robot-human interactions, helping to ensure safe introduction of new productivity-enhancing technologies in manufacturing.


Joseph Falco

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Jeremy Marvel

Computer Scientist
Engineering Laboratory

William Shackleford

Electronics Engineer
Engineering Laboratory