Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment Online Course
University at Buffalo TCIE (UB TCIE)Updated 09/13/2018
As robots evolve and increasingly interact with humans, enhancing the safety of personnel working with these “collaborative robots” (cobots) is vital. Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment – an online course available on Coursera – equips learners to assess the safety of a collaborative robot workcell and prevent the chances of injury or harm. It imparts industry-endorsed safety standards, technical report recommendations and best practices from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Learners are introduced to similarities and differences between traditional robots, cobots and conventional machinery before delving into risk assessments, causes of robot accidents and collaborative applications. Material also includes key design techniques for reducing collision forces and a methodology for safety testing.
Brian Carlisle, CEO and co-founder of robot manufacturer Precise Automation, serves as a course instructor with UB TCIE Project Engineer Akshay Sivadas. Main concepts are delivered through videos, demos and hands-on exercises.
To learn more, watch the overview video.
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