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Characterizing Task-Based Human-Robot Collaboration Safety in Manufacturing

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Author(s)

Jeremy A. Marvel, Joseph A. Falco, Ilari Marstio

Abstract

A new methodology for describing the safety of human-robot collaborations is presented. Taking a task-based perspective, a risk assessment of a collaborative robot system safety can be evaluated offline during the initial design stages. This risk assessment factors in such elements as tooling, the nature and duration of expected contacts, and any amortized transfer of pressures and forces onto a human operator. Risk assessments of example tasks are provided for illustrative purposes.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Volume
45
Issue
2

Keywords

Robot safety, collaborative robots, human-robot interaction, ontology, manufacturing, risk assessment

Citation

Marvel, J. , Falco, J. and Marstio, I. (2015), Characterizing Task-Based Human-Robot Collaboration Safety in Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=914735 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created February 27, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017