Robot safety conference, collaborative robot workshop announced

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is hosting two events in Cincinnati: The 28th National Robot Safety Conference is from October 17-19, 2016, followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop on October 20th.


The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), which is part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), is hosting two events in Cincinnati: The 28th National Robot Safety Conference is from October 17-19, 2016, followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop on October 20th. Both events are at the Westin Cincinnati.

The RIA National Robot Safety Conference focuses on industrial robot safety and compliance and offers sessions and workshops that include in-depth coverage of the latest ANSI/RIA R15.06 -2012 Robot Safety Standard as well as other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation. Sessions will address collaborative robot safety considerations, including information on ISO TS 15066, selecting proper safeguards for robot cells, functional safety, safety circuit design and users' perspectives on robot safety. Three separate tracks on the final day provide discussions on risk assessment, practical robot safety, and collaborative robot safety.

Collaborative robots, or robots that work side by side with humans, is the main focus in the International Collaborative Robots Workshop, which is designed to explore advancements in the field with a global view on collaborative robot technology, applications, safety implications and human impacts, with presentations from experts in the field.

"With more than 14% growth in 2015, robot sales are at an all-time high and collaborative robots are at the forefront of a new robotic era," said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. "Across the board, safety is of paramount importance for successful robotic integration and maximizing return on investment. The National Robot Safety Conference and International Collaborative Robots Workshop are where attendees will learn how the safe use of robots is opening up exciting new opportunities for industry, OEMs, integrators, start-ups, venture capitalists and users."


Robotic Industries Association (RIA) 

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) 

- Edited from an RIA press release by CFE Media. A3 is a CFE Media content partner. See more Control Engineering robotics stories.

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