October 9-11, 2018
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI
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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 International 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.

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The International Robot Safety Conference is now accepting speaker applications!

If you are interested in speaking at the International Robot Safety Conference, please submit your topic and an abstract in the Call for Speakers form.

Questions? Contact Sofia Nordenstam at snordenstam@robotics.org.

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Why Attend

Attending IRSC empowers you with the most current safety insight and connections to develop winning strategies and your competitive edge.

  • Benefit from what’s new in robot safety.
  • Connect with safety professionals and leaders in the automation industry.
  • Expand your knowledge and understanding of the latest trends in robot safety, new safety standards, and the new collaborative robots technical report.

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Who Should Attend

The 2018 RIA International Robot Safety Conference welcomes:

  • Engineers
  • Robot system integrators
  • Technicians
  • Industrial safety professionals
  • Educators
  • Environmental, Health & Safety professionals
  • 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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Carole Franklin, Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
Standards Bingo (Introduction to Robotics Standards and other related standards)
Carole Franklin, Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Carole Franklin

Carole Franklin

Robotic Industries Association (RIA)

Standards Bingo (Introduction to Robotics Standards and other related standards)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Safety Professionals: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety
Jeff Pratt, Crown Equipment
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Robotic System Integrators: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety
Craig Salvalaggio, AMT & Mike Marseglia, Calvary Robotics
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Break
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety: ISO 10218 Parts 1 and 2
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots
Roberta Nelson Shea

Roberta Nelson Shea

Universal Robots

Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety: ISO 10218 Parts 1 and 2

This session will present the safety standard ISO 10218-1 and ISO 10218-2, which address robot and robot system safety. The following will be covered: basic terminology, responsibilities for who does what in providing all the pieces towards a safe application, and some of the common misunderstandings when first approaching robot applications.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Collaborative Robot Safety Standard
Jeff Fryman, JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
R15.08
Michael Gerstenberger, Chairperson for R15.08 Committee
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Networking Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
Case Study: Robot Safety
Jim Van Kessel, JVK Industrial Automation & Tom Eastwood, Industrial Accident Prevention Asssociation
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Introduction to Technical Reports and Technical Specifications: 306, 406, 506, 606
Carole Franklin, Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
ISO Technical Report 20128-1 Safety of Manual Loading & Unloading Stations
Otto Göernemann, SICK AG
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Topic TBD
Speaker TBD
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Mitigating Risk by Leveraging the Power of IIoT and Smart Manufacturing
Paul Santi, FANUC

Paul Santi

FANUC

Case Study: Mitigating Risk by Leveraging the Power of IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

It’s called by many names: Industry 4.0, IIoT, Smart Manufacturing, etc. Whatever your preference, the ‘buzz’ this topic generates continues to increase. The ability to harness and analyze device & machine data has earned significant interest. Early adopters are realizing the benefits of monitoring their interconnected operations in real-time enabling faster, more accurate decision-making – often automatically. Initially targeted to be a strategy to improve enterprise-wide manufacturing performance and efficiency, Safety is now being included in the IIoT equation. Analyzing Safety-Related aspects of the operation can help mitigate potentially hazardous situations before they occur.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
An OSHA Perspective on Industrial Robot Safety
Keith Erwin, OSHA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Standard Update/Safeguarding
Heinz Knackstedt
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Case Study: Multi-Gantry Robot and AGV Pipe Processing and Material Transfer System
Marvin Winrich, Rockwell Automation
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Overview of the Upcoming RIA Technical Report T15.906 - Programming Verification, Integration, and Validation of Safety Related Software Systems
Tina Hull, OMRON
Tina Hull

Tina Hull

OMRON

Overview of the Upcoming RIA Technical Report T15.906 - Programming Verification, Integration, and Validation of Safety Related Software Systems

The upcoming RIA.TR906 technical reference gives specific guidance for how to properly design and use safety-related software systems as part of the robot controller, a separate external system, or a combination of multiple methodologies. It list topics to use when creating a test plan, including what should be included in unit, integration and system tests. Design methods are explored with details for topics such as communication and variable use. Programming can affect safety function such as safe distance calculation, so sequence, function block and logic sections will provide guidance so you can create an efficient and effective safety system. Of course, a system must be designed and programmed to meet the required function prescribed in the risk assessment. The verification and validation sections include practical ways to use fault insertion methods to make sure the system operates as intended.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Break
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Mobile Robot Systems Implementations in a Collaborative Environment
Denise Ebenhoech, KUKA
Denise Ebenhoech

Denise Ebenhoech

KUKA

Mobile Robot Systems Implementations in a Collaborative Environment

Today’s manufacturers face growing demand for more personalized and varied products to bring to the marketplace, forcing them to look for faster, more creative ways to meet consumer expectations. To better fulfill these requirements, nearly all of them are looking for new and more flexible ways to automate their productions processes. Many are turning to collaborative and mobile robotics systems in an effort to meet their needs. But with these highly flexible solutions comes a whole new set of safety questions as they become exposed to humans in the workplace, especially in an age when both collaborative and traditional robots are being combined with mobile platforms to perform various tasks. This lecture will describe the various safety considerations that manufacturers must take into account before the adoption and implementation of collaborative and mobile robotic systems into their work environments. From the processes that revolve around the job, to the platforms and robots (including tools and parts, the lecturer will walk the attendees through each step of an implementation, sharing experience of the applications that they have worked on. The lecturer will also share examples of the features on collaborative robots and mobile robot systems, as well as some or the strategies being employed to protect workers when traditional robots are coupled with mobile platforms.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Case Study: Using Multiple Modes of Safety to Create a Safe Application
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Panel: Taking Collaborative Approach to Securing Robotics
Nathaniel Cole, TUV Rheinland OpenSky
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots

Nathaniel Cole

TUV Rheinland OpenSky

Panel: Taking Collaborative Approach to Securing Robotics

With the continued digitization of our work processes, systems and equipment to meet the evolving needs, taking a collaborative approach to securing devices and ensuring safety has become crucial. Within a complex robotic ecosystem, there are multiple parties that have ownership of ensuring security and safety of these devices, applications and systems. Understanding the roles these parties play is critical to address the continued digitization and increasing exposure. In this topic, we will discuss why a collaborative approach and understanding role responsibility is needed to design, build and deploy secure robot systems. During this topic key questions will be presented that should be considered by all roles involved to understand how to manage potential risks throughout design and deployment process.

Roberta Nelson Shea

Roberta Nelson Shea

Universal Robots

Panel: Taking Collaborative Approach to Securing Robotics

With the continued digitization of our work processes, systems and equipment to meet the evolving needs, taking a collaborative approach to securing devices and ensuring safety has become crucial. Within a complex robotic ecosystem, there are multiple parties that have ownership of ensuring security and safety of these devices, applications and systems. Understanding the roles these parties play is critical to address the continued digitization and increasing exposure. In this topic, we will discuss why a collaborative approach and understanding role responsibility is needed to design, build and deploy secure robot systems. During this topic key questions will be presented that should be considered by all roles involved to understand how to manage potential risks throughout design and deployment process.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lock Out Tag Out Versus Machine Guarding on Robot Cells
Mike De Rosier, Schmersal
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch/Exhibitor Expo
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Topic TBD
Speaker TBD
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Guidelines for Safe Robot System Assembly
Dan Junker, Automation Rangers
Dan Junker

Dan Junker

Automation Rangers

Guidelines for Safe Robot System Assembly

Problem: Assembly and Testing life cycle phases of a Robot System are often not safe. Solution: Address this problem with guidelines from RIA R15.06-2012, and supporting TRs 306, 406 and 506. Also, we recommend using NFPA 79, NFPA 70E and EN 13849-1 and/or ANSI B11.19. Robot systems, during the life cycle segment of assembly and testing, require Safeguards and Complementary Protective Measures like any other life cycle segment.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Design of a Multifunction Robot Cell
Tom Vardon, Faraday Future

Tom Vardon

Faraday Future

Design of a Multifunction Robot Cell

This presentation will discuss the requirements for robot safety in a multifunction robot cell. In cases where production requirements are low and budgetary constraints prevent purchasing multiple robots, integrators are tasked with building robot cells that perform multiple functions. This presentation will discuss the design approach and touch on the following subjects: risk assessment, operating space, robot reach and load requirements, calculation of safety rated soft axis and space limiting stop distances, and restricted space. Finally it will show how to use this data to determine the safeguarded space and the space required for the robot cell.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Afternoon Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Panel: Safety Considerations for End of Arm Tooling
Stefan Casey, Applied Robotics
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
Three different tracks are avalable:
  • Track 1: Risk Assessment
  • Track 2: Collaborative Robots
  • Track 3: Effective Partnerships
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Track 1: Topic TBD
Speaker TBD
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Track 2: Case Study: Collaborative Robotics in Today’s Industries
Mollie Anderson, BSI EHS Services and Solutions
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Track 2: 3D Sensors: New Approaches and Applications to Robotic Safety 
Scott Denenberg, Veo Robotics

Scott Denenberg

Veo Robotics

Track 2: 3D Sensors: New Approaches and Applications to Robotic Safety

There is an emerging class of manufacturing tasks that are best achieved by a human and robots working collaboratively together. However, because of the safety requirements for robots and humans working near each other, existing collaborative robots are speed and force-limited, greatly reducing the possible range of applications. Current guarding technology such as cages or even more sophisticated 2D sensors such as 2D LIDAR are insufficiently flexible to allow for this type of collaboration using traditional industrial robots. As a result, these kinds of manufacturing steps are typically implemented either by automating the aspect of the task that is best done by a human, often at great expense and complication, or using a human worker to do the part of the task that is best done by a robot (perhaps using additional equipment such as lift assist devices) which may be slow, error-prone, and inefficient, and may lead to repetitive stress injuries or exposure to hazardous situations for human workers. Newly available sensors providing 3D depth information show great promise in allowing human-robot collaboration using traditional industrial robots. Examples of such sensors include 3D time-of-flight cameras, 3D LIDAR, and stereo vision cameras. These sensors can detect and locate intrusions into the area surrounding industrial machinery in 3D, which could allow tighter and cost-effective human-robot collaboration modes. New types of guarding and safety systems based on 3D sensing could enable industrial engineers to design processes where each subset of the task is appropriately assigned to a human or a machine for an optimal solution that maximizes workcell efficiency and lowers costs, while keeping human workers safe. In this lecture we will review 3D sensing and applications to robotic safety, including challenges to implementation, and present Veo’s approach using 3D time-of-flight cameras for robotic workcell safety.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Track 3: Robot Safety - It's a Collaborative Effort!
Carla Silver, Carla Silver LLC
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Track 1: How to Conduct Qualitative and Quantitative Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment to EIC 61508
Jonathan Moore, Exida
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Track 2: Case Study: Implementing a Collaborative Robotic Application and Qualify to the TS15066
Brian Bales, KUKA Assembly and Test

Brian Bales

KUKA Assembly and Test

Track 2: Case Study: CImplementing a Collaborative Robotic Application and Qualify to the TS15066

Brian will discuss a case study challenges of implementing a major OEM's 1st collaborative robotic application installed in North. Brian will discuss the different types of collaborative applications, the challenges he perceives in future applications, and the methods that were used to qualify to the TS15066.

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Track 2: Case Study: Collision Control in Programming Collaborative Robots for Quality Control
Mingu Kang, ARIS Technology
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Track 3: How Can End-Users Make the Most of Their Partnership with Integrators?
Mike De Rosier, Schmersal
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 AM
Track 1: Exploring Risk Assessment Tools for Safety in Robotics
Fran Sehn, Willis Towers Watson

Fran Sehn

Willis Towers Watson

Track 1: Exploring Risk Assessment Tools for Safety in Robotics

The session will focus on assessments\ methodologies that can be used by that can be deployed by the robotics industry and users of robotics to identify, assess and minimize or control risks associated with operations. It will include interactive examples with each assessment method to enhance the learning experience.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Track 2: Collaborative Robot Risk Assessment and Collision Measurement
Elena Dominguez, Pilz
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Track 3: Panel: The OSHA/NIOSH/RIA Alliance
Tina Jones, OSHA
2:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Keynote: Managing AI and Smart Robotics Risks in Industry 4.0 Today and into the Future
Martin Ciupa, Calvary Robotics

Martin Ciupa

Calvary Robotics

Managing AI and Smart Robotics Risks in Industry 4.0 Today and into the Future

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The International Robot Safety Conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, MI, 48243
(877) 901-6632

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Room rate cut-off: Monday, September 17, 2018 (@ 5:00 PM)
Room Block Rate: $179.00

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SPEAKERS
Brian Bales Brian Bales
Robotics Technical Specialist Leader – PPG R&D
KUKA Assembly and Test Corp.
Carole Franklin Carole Franklin
Director of Standards Development
RIA
Dan Junker Dan Junker
President and Chief Ranger
Automation Rangers
Denise Ebenhoech Denise Ebenhoech
Regional Head of Advanced Robotic Applications
KUKA Robotics
Fran Sehn Fran Sehn
Safety and Risk Control Consulting
Willis of PA
Nathaniel Cole Nathaniel Cole
Chief Technology Officer: Cybersecurity Testing & Certification
TUV Rheinland OpenSky
Paul Santi Paul Santi
General Manager - Powertrain Systems Group
FANUC America Corporation
Roberta Nelson Shea Roberta Nelson Shea
Global Technical Compliance Officer
Universal Robots
Scott Denenberg Scott Denenberg
Chief Architect, Senior Director of Hardware
Veo Robotics
Tina Hull Tina Hull
Product Engineer
Omron
Tom Vardon Tom Vardon
Senior Equipment and Automation Safety Technician
Faraday Future