As robots proliferate our lives at work, home, shopping, driving, etc. it is imperative for robots to be safe. In the past robots have been isolated from human contact in industrial environments with physical guarding and locked access. That is all changing at a rapid pace. Robots that collaborate with people are being developed and deployed at an increasing pace. The combination of humans collaborating with robots adds a new variable to the safety equation. Robots must be held to a higher standard of safety given this intended interaction with humans.
This webinar will present an introduction on applying functional safety to robots. The core principles in the IEC 61508 standard that are the foundation for functional safety will be introduced along with exida’s guidance on the applying functional safety to robotics.