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Reflecting on Robot Safety

by Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development

POSTED: 09/25/2002

As the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) 'point man' for robot safety, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with a number of robot users in plants throughout North America. In many cases, this has been as the instructor conducting the Robot

New Thinking in Machinery Safeguarding Strategy

by Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development

POSTED: 02/18/2002

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 2nd International Conference on Safety of Industrial Automated Systems.  This was an excellent chance to learn of new developments and trends in the international market place.  Held in Bonn, Germany, this was the second in a series.  The next conference is

Moving the mail: Postal Robotics

by Bennett Brumson, Contributing Editor

POSTED: 02/15/2002

The United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) has emerged as one of the larger end users of robotics in the United States. The needs and challenges of implementing a robotic system to help move more than 200 billion pieces of mail a year present unique challenges over those faced in general

How Robots Will Affect Future Generations

by Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & Public Relations

POSTED: 12/13/2001

What does the future hold for robot applications? How will robots affect society in five years; 10 years; 20? These are typical questions received by Robotic Industries Association. Following is a look forward based on a correspondence I recently sent to a student to address in a small way a

Safety Light Curtains and Robotic Work Cells

by Russ Wood, Application Engineering Manager

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If they are to provide adequate personnel and machine safeguarding, robotic work cells require traditional safety considerations, as well as additional safety light curtain adaptations. Robotics deliver flexible and tireless operation in many roles disagreeable or dangerous to humans.  But along with these benefits comes the responsibility of developing a safe

Blind Operator Learns how to Program and Operate a Robotic Arc Welding System

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In January 1999, Justin Pierce, of Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB), attended a basic robotic programming course at Motoman, Inc.'s headquarters in West Carrollton, Ohio.  Justin is the first blind person to take the training offered by Motoman.  Here, he participated in actual hands-on learning and worked with a


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