October 12-14, 2015
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
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About the Conference

Robot sales are at an all-time high and robot safety is of paramount importance in automation planning. The RIA National Robot Safety Conference will offer conference sessions and workshops that examine key issues in robot safety and provide an in-depth overview of current industry standards. Gain an essential understanding of how to effectively plan for robot safety!

  • In-depth overview of the industrial robot standard ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012
  • A review of other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation
  • Collaborative robot safety considerations, including information on ISO TS 15066
  • How to select the proper safeguards for your robot cell
  • Functional safety and safety circuit design
  • Risk Assessment
  • Users' perspectives on robot safety

October 12-14, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm - Conference & Workshop
October 13, Noon to 2:30 pm - Exhibitor Expo & Networking Reception

Be sure to register early since space is limited!

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Why Attend

Across industries, automating processes through robot integration is on the rise. Robot sales are at an all-time high, growing more than 28% in the last year and totaling more than $1.6 billion in North American sales alone. Paramount to successful integration and maximizing return on investment, robot safety is at the forefront of automation planning.

  • Gain valuable insight through conference sessions and workshops on robot safety, machine and robot standards
  • Listen to real-world examples presented by industry leaders
  • Receive an in-depth overview of the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 safety standard
  • Network with the who’s who in robot safety

Tour the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)

Friday, October 16th
10am-11:30am

Get a first-hand look at the technology behind the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC),an operating unit within Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (RI), the world's largest robotics research and development organization. Join us for this FREE tour to see how the NREC works closely with government and industry clients to develop and mature robotic technologies from concept to commercialization.

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Who Should Attend

The 2015 RIA National Robot Safety Conference welcomes:

  • Engineers
  • Robot system integrators
  • Technicians
  • Industrial safety professionals
  • Educators
  • And other manufacturing automation professionals.
  • Aerospace
  • Assembly
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor

Gain valuable insight on robot safety and industrial machine and robot standards.

Conference sessions and workshops will focus on current ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 industrial robot safety standards as well as other ANSI and ISO standards that pertain to robots and industrial automation.

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Agenda


Monday, October 12, 2015

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Conference Introduction
Pat Davison, Robotic Industries Association
9:15 am - 10:15 am Introduction to Robot Safety Standards and R15.06 Standard Summary
Roberta Nelson Shea, Rockwell Automation
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am Collaborative Robot Safety and TS 15066 Update
Pat Davison, Robotic Industries Association
11:00 am - 11:30 am How to Include Safety and Robot Risk Assessments in an Effective RFP/RFQ
Mike Kunkle, MEK Consulting
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Redeployed Robot
Tom Eastwood, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Jim Van Kessell, JVK Industrial Automation, Inc.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm How Do Other Automation Standards Impact Robot Safety?
Chris Soranno, SICK Inc.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Collaborative Risk Assessment Guidance
Elena Dominguez, Pilz Automation Safety
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Open Source Software for Robotics and Its Safety Implications
Clay Flannigan, Southwest Research Institute
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Our Journey to Establish a Control Reliability Standard Globally
Michael Dupont, TE Connectivity
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Case Study - Collaborative Robot Implementation into Existing Work Cell
Kevin Clark, Continental Automotive Systems

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 9:15 am An OSHA View on Robot Safety
Matt Epperson, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
9:15 am - 10:00 am Using Risk Assessment Tools to Prevent Injuries in Robotic Systems
Fran Sehn, Willis North America
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Case Study - Robot Safety: Multi-Robot Welding Work Cell
Marvin Winrich, Rockwell Automation
11:00 am - 11:45 am Faults, Failures, and Functional Safety
Dan Junker, Automation Rangers
11:45 am - 2:15 pm Networking Lunch & Exhibitions
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Hidden Energy - Hidden Danger
Troy Uahinui, Toyota
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm User's Perspective
Matthew Foister, General Electric
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Collaborative Robots - A Case Study
Marty Linn, General Motors

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Functional Safety Breakout
Introduction to ISO 13849 and Safety Circuit Design
Roberta Nelson Shea,
Rockwell Automation
Risk Assessment Breakout
Risk Assessment Practical Exercise
Jeff Fryman,
JDF Consulting Enterprises
Safeguarding Breakout
Practical Robot Safety Dream Team: Practical Application in Robot Safety
Tom Eastwood,
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Functional Safety Breakout
Understanding ISO 13849 PL Using Simplified Calculations
Heinz Knackstedt,
C&E Sales, Inc.
Risk Assessment Breakout
Risk Assessment Practical Exercise (cont'd)
Jeff Fryman,
JDF Consulting Enterprises
Safeguarding Breakout
Practical Robot Safety Dream Team: Practical Application in Robot Safety (cont'd)
Jim Van Kessell,
JVK Industrial Automation, Inc.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Functional Safety Breakout
Practical Use of SISTEMA to Evaluate SRP/CS Alternative Design and to Calculate PL
Heinz Knackstedt,
C&E Sales, Inc.
Risk Assessment Breakout
Introduction to Collaborative Robotic Applications and ISO/TS 15066
Mark Lewandowski,
Procter & Gamble
Safeguarding Breakout
Practical Robot Safety Dream Team - An Introduction to Functional Safety for the Non-Controls Engineer
Ian Brough,
SICK, Inc.
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Functional Safety Breakout
Practical Examples of ISO 13849 Analysis
Mark Fessler,
Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc.
Risk Assessment Breakout
Risk Assessment and Collaborative Robotic Applications
Elena Dominguez,
Pilz Automation Safety
Safeguarding Breakout
Practical Robot Safety Dream Team - Measurement of Stopping Time: Practical Methods
Robin Schmidt,
Nachi Robotics Systems, Inc.

Friday, October 16, 2015 (Optional Activity)

10:00 am - 11:30 am Tour of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)

Get a first-hand look at the technology behind the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), an operating unit within Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute (RI), the world's largest robotics research and development organization.

Join us for this FREE tour to see how the NREC works closely with government and industry clients to develop and mature robotic technologies from concept to commercialization.

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Registration

Join us at this important robot safety event as we discuss in-depth the latest industry standards, including ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012. You'll want to hear the industry experts discuss how to identify tasks and hazards, and how to install safeguards. You'll also want to gain insight from users who'll share real-life experiences. You can check out the full day's Agenda here.

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Omni William Penn Hotel

The National Robot Safety Conference will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel.

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
800-843-6664

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SPEAKERS
Erik Nieves
Technology Director
Yaskawa Motoman
Dr. Rodney Brooks
Founder, CTO, and Chairman
Rethink Robotics
Esben Østergaard
Chief Technology Officer
Universal Robots
Michael Beaupre
Sales Director for New Markets
KUKA Robotics
Deron Jackson
Chief Technical Officer
Adept Technology Inc.
Pat Davison
Director of Standards Development
RIA
Sam Bouchard
President
Robotiq
Rich Mahoney
Director of Robotics
SRI International
Steve Cousins
Founder
Savioke
PANELISTS
Stefan Bartscher
Head of Innovation Management Technical Planning
BMW
John Dulchinos
Vice President, Global Automation
Jabil
Marty Linn
General Motors
Dan Sipes
Director of Advanced Automation Technologies
Novartis Foundation
Moderator
Dr. Henrik Christensen
Chair of Robotics
Georgia Tech
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