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We are a canadian manufacturer of an autonomous weeding robot for the ag industry. What are the certifications we need to obtain given the fact the robot is autonomous and will be roaming the fields with no supervision? Thanks Luc Labbé, CEO Nexus Robotics 418-570-1196

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Greg Watson - President
Hokuyo Automatic USA Corporation
gwatson [at] hokuyo-usa [dot] com
(704) 882-3844

Hello Luc, Are you referring to certifications with sensors such as LiDARS or the robot as a whole? We provide sensor solutions for autonomous robots where some require a CAT 3 Sil2 type safety requirement but others do not so it is dependent on the application. Thank you, Greg Watson Hokuyo USA www.hokuyo-usa.com

Lee Burk - Manager, Training & Standards
Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
l [dot] burk [at] pilzusa.com
(734) 354-0272

I suggest you turn to the standards for AGVs. I am aware of 2, EN ISO 3691-4 and ANSI/ITSDF B56.5.

Sudesh Kamble - Chief Engineer
sudesh [dot] kamble [at] intertek.com
(972) 202-8800

This product will need Combination of two or more standards; Robotic Portion (UL 3100 is very Close) and UL 82 (for Trimmer part; Additionally there will be Functional Safety Involved due to Risk associated (control, object detection etc); BMS and battery module standards

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