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Journal of Automation and Control. 2016, 4(2), 43-46
DOI: 10.12691/automation-4-2-8
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Safety as a Key Issue for Deployment of Automated and Robotized Systems

Marek Vagaš1, , Vladimír Baláž1 and Peter Marcinko1

1Department of Robotics, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Pub. Date: December 14, 2016

Cite this paper:
Marek Vagaš, Vladimír Baláž and Peter Marcinko. Safety as a Key Issue for Deployment of Automated and Robotized Systems. Journal of Automation and Control. 2016; 4(2):43-46. doi: 10.12691/automation-4-2-8

Abstract

Automated and robotized systems are widely used in industry with deployment to perform unsafe, hazardous, highly repetitive and unpleasant tasks for human. Furthermore, industrial robot, unlike human, can perform complex or mundane tasks without tiring, and they can work in hazardous conditions that would pose risks to humans. For example, robots are increasingly being used in industry to perform such tasks as material handling and welding, and there are around one million robots in use worldwide. However, robots can pose hazardous risks to humans if sufficient precautions are not provided. To avoid injury, it is necessary to find a mutual link between the behavior of the robot and possible personal injury. It is usually necessary to ensure that the robot has not exceeded the maximum safe zone, and thus it has not come into contact with man. Safe planning is an important component of the safety strategy. Safety planning and the a priori identification of potentially hazardous situations as a means of reducing potential robot-safety hazards have received less attention than control-based (reactive) techniques. So, it is necessary to manage of risk for humans working near robots involves in general very broad considerations, ranging from potential electrical and pressurized fluid hazards, pinching hands, dropping parts, etc.

Keywords:
safety industrial robot assessment of risk standards safety equipment

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