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Are Collaborative Robots Inherently Safe?

Are Collaborative Robots Inherently Safe?

No! They are not Inherently Safe!

A collaborative robot is intended to work “collaboratively” with a person. i.e. share a common workspace. It is force and speed limited by design to minimize any potential hazard. Collaborative robots fit the application where the task cannot be easily or cost effectively…

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Cloud Robotics – Safe & Secure?

Cloud Robotics – Safe & Secure?

Cloud computing, huge potential! That’s what the automation, automotive, and robotics industries are all excited about.

So, what is cloud computing and how does it affect safety?

Cloud computing utilizes servers on the internet to process, store and manage data. There is a much longer NIST definition

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IEC 61508 is flexible, but is it Agile?

IEC 61508 is flexible, but is it Agile?

Agile development is a much better fit with IEC 61508 compliant software development than one might think at first blush.

Agile is not a methodology but rather a set of values and principles stated in the Agile manifesto. These principles are designed to force introspection and reflection…

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Industrial Robots – Easy Pickings!

Industrial Robots – Easy Pickings!

As robots populate factories and plants around the world at a brisk pace, security and safety are often overlooked. Numerous vulnerabilities plague industrial robots as seen in automotive assembly or autonomous transporters (found in larges on-line retailers that tout  efficient warehouse fulfillment operations.) Not to be forgotten, Cobots (Collaborative…

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