October 10-12, 2017
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

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

Be sure to register early since space is limited!


Why Attend

Across industries, automating processes through robot integration is on the rise. Robot sales are at an all-time high, growing more than 10% in the last year and totaling more than $1.9 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

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Who Should Attend

The 2017 RIA National 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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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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National Robot Safety Conference
Dates Pass Members Non-Members
Open - July 10 Full Access
July 11 – September 25 Full Access
September 26 - Event Full Access



Hotel Information

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

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 281-7100

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Bruce Main Bruce Main
Design Safety Engineering, Inc.
Carole Franklin Carole Franklin
Director of Standards Development
Chris Soranno Chris Soranno
Safety Standards & Competence Manager
SICK, Inc.
Craig Salvalaggio Craig Salvalaggio
Vice President, Engineering
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Elena Dominguez Elena Dominguez
Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Safety
Heinz Knackstedt Heinz Knackstedt
Safety Specialist
C&E sales, Inc.
Jeff Fryman Jeff Fryman
Principal Consultant
JDF Consulting Enterprises, Ltd.
Marvin Winrich Marvin Winrich
Safety Consultant
Rockwell Automation
Otto Görnemann Otto Görnemann
Manager Machinery Safety – Standards and Regulations
Roberta Nelson Shea Roberta Nelson Shea
Global Technical Compliance Officer
Universal Robots
Tina Hull Tina Hull
Product Engineer – Safety
Omron Automation
Todd Dickey Todd Dickey
Engineering Coordinator
Honda Engineering North America, Inc.