TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Conference Welcome and Introduction
Carole Franklin, Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Carole Franklin

Carole Franklin

Director of Standards Development
Robotic Industries Association

Conference Welcome and Introduction

Session details coming soon.

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Safety Professionals: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety
Jeff Pratt

Jeff Pratt

Senior Corporate Safety & Environmental Engineer
Crown Equipment

Safety Professionals: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety

Session details coming soon.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Robotic System Integrators: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety
Craig Salvalaggio, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
Gerd Walter, Creative Automation
Craig Salvalaggio

Craig Salvalaggio

Vice President of Operations
Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)

Robotic System Integrators: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety

Session details coming soon.

Gerd Walter

Gerd Walter

President and COO
Creative Automation, Inc.

Robotic System Integrators: What You Need to Know About Robotics & Safety

Session details coming soon.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Break
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety: ISO 10218, Parts 1 and 2 (ANSI/RIA R15.06)
Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots
Roberta Nelson Shea

Roberta Nelson Shea

Global Technical Compliance Officer
Universal Robots

Introduction to Industrial Robot Safety: ISO 10218, Parts 1 and 2 (ANSI/RIA R15.06)

Session details coming soon.

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Introduction to Collaborative Robot System Safety: ISO/TS 15066 (RIA TR R15.606)
Scott Denenberg, Veo Robotics
Scott Denenberg

Scott Denenberg

Co-founder and Chief Architect
Veo Robotics

Introduction to Collaborative Robot System Safety: ISO/TS 15066 (RIA TR R15.606)

Session details coming soon.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Networking Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Introduction to TR 806: Test Methods for PFL Collaborative Systems
Joe Falco, National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Ryan Braman, TUV Rheinland
Joe Falco

Joe Falco

Mechanical Engineer
National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Introduction to TR 806: Test Methods for PFL Collaborative Systems

Session details coming soon.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduction to R15.08: Industrial Mobile Robot Safety
Michael Gerstenberger, Chairperson for R15.08 Committee
Michael Gerstenberger

Michael Gerstenberger

Chairperson
R15.08 Committee

Introduction to R15.08: Industrial Mobile Robot Safety

Session details coming soon.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Getting Your Workforce Ready for Robots
Sarah Fletcher, Cranfield University
Carolann Quinlan-Smith, WSP
Carolann Quinlan-Smith

Carolann Quinlan-Smith

Health and Safety Consultant
WSP

Getting Your Workforce Ready for Robots

Session details coming soon.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Introduction to TR 706: User Requirements for Robot System Safety
Gail Dyer, Corning
Estelle Diaz, Honda North America
Gail Dyer

Gail Dyer

TBD
Corning

Introduction to TR 706: User Requirements for Robot System Safety

Session details coming soon.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Experience with using TR R15.306 (Task-based Risk Assessment Methodology)
Gary Garrahan, The Wonderful Company
Gary Garrahan

Gary Garrahan

EHS Manager
The Wonderful Company

Experience with using TR R15.306 (Task-based Risk Assessment Methodology)

TR R15.306 describes the methodology for determining Initial Risk Levels and Residual Risk Levels for hazards presented by industrial robot systems. The purpose of this presentation is to:

  1. Show that once Initial Risk Levels are determined and Risk Reduction Measures are selected, Residual Risk Levels are fixed.
  2. Consider a definition for the term “Complementary Protective Measures.
  3. Consider how Risk Reduction Measures affect Avoidance.

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An OSHA Perspective on Industrial Robot Safety
TBD

TBD

TBD
OSHA

An OSHA Perspective on Industrial Robot Safety

Session details coming soon.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Expanding Your Collaborative Robot Work Envelope
Bob Rochelle, Güdel Inc.
TBD

Bob Rochelle

Account Manager - South Region
Güdel Inc.

Expanding Your Collaborative Robot Work Envelope

Industrial robots have a defined work envelope or reach but there are situations in some applications where this reach is not sufficient to satisfy the application's requirements. Solutions include the addition of another robot, utilizing a larger robot or just to move the robot itself. We will explore the possible methods available to move the robot and expand the robot's reach, how to integrate these methods into your system, how to control this motion, how to size the mechanism and discuss the potential challenges in doing this.

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Case Study - Robot Waterjet Cutting Work Cells for Automotive Parts
Marvin Winrich, Rockwell Automation
Marvin Winrich

Marvin Winrich

Safety Consultant
Rockwell Automation

Case Study - Robot Waterjet Cutting Work Cells for Automotive Parts

Actual case study: Observations and Recommendations - 4 Overhead mounted, 6 axis robots - waterjet cutting work cells with vacuum table and high pressure water intensifier. 2 Robot work cells cut foam parts for automotive and truck applications.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cybersecurity TBD
Tom Meany, Analog Devices
David Main-Reade, Rockwell Automation
Tom Meany

Tom Meany

Functional Safety Architect
Analog Devices

Cybersecurity TBD

Session details coming soon.

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Case Studies in Robotic Applications and Safety Radar Technology
Lorenzo Nava, Inxpect
Lorenzo Nava

Lorenzo Nava

Product Manager
Inxpect

Case Studies in Robotic Applications and Safety Radar Technology

An overview on how to reach safety in robotic applications collaborative and non collaborative with a final focus on the new available technology of safety radar detection.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Demystify the Use of Category 2 and Category 3
Tina Hull, Omron
Tina Hull

Tina Hull

Functional Safety Expert
Omron

Demystify the Use of Category 2 and Category 3

Category is one element used when designing a safety system to meet its required Performance Level (PL) according to ISO 13849-1:2015 Safety of machinery -- Safety-related parts of control systems -- Part 1: General principles for design. This session will explore how each category impacts circuit design options. It will look at technology changes and how categories can influence the robot system. We'll explore different methods of diagnostic coverage and its affect for the overall performance level when used with different categories. A dive into the standards and its history will reveal how technical advances have expanded and will continue to change the options available for fault detection. Looking at an example with power and force robots used in collaborative applications will demonstrate the concepts in a practical manner.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch & Exhibitor Expo
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
OSHA/ NIOSH/ RIA Alliance Panel and re-signing ceremony
Loren Sweatt, OSHA
Tina Jones, OSHA
Dr. John Howard, NIOSH
Dawn Castillo, NIOSH
Jeff Burnstein, Association for Advancing Automation
Carole Franklin, Association for Advancing Automation
Erik Nieves

Erik Nieves

Founder, CEO
PlusOne Robotics

Ten Years of Collaboration

Session details coming soon.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Safeguarding Collaborative Applications
Paul Santi, FANUC America
Paul Santi

Paul Santi

General Manager - Automation Systems Group
FANUC America Corp

Safeguarding Collaborative Applications

Assuring personnel are safe while interacting with a robot relies on more than just the robot. It's the entire application that needs to be considered. Should we accept that applying a safe robot results in a safe operation? These Case Studies will demystify Safeguarding of Robotic Collaborative Applications with and without Power & Force Limiting (cobot) technologies.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Case Study on Mobile Robot Safety
Denise Ebenhoech, KUKA Robotics
Denise Ebenhoech

Denise-Ebenhoech

Regional Head of Advanced Robotic Applications
KUKA Robotics

Case Study on Mobile Robot Safety

Faced with the growing demand for more personalized and varied products in a competitive global marketplace, today's manufacturers are looking for faster, more creative ways to overcome space limitations and other complex production challenges. Many have turned to collaborative and mobile robotics systems to meet their needs. Combining the strengths of a collaborative robot with an autonomous mobile platform, these vehicles use intelligent software and sensors to navigate crowded factory floors and perform a number of tasks. But how does a manufacturer know if an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) is right for their application? And just as important: how do they implement them safely? Using real-world case studies, this presentation will show how autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are being safely used to increase the flexibility of automation projects in different work settings. The speaker will walk attendees through the safety considerations and benefits of each project, as well as provide working definitions of industry-specific topics.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Reliability of Safety Functions for Industrial Robots: A New Standardization Approach
Erik Nieves

Erik Nieves

Founder, CEO
PlusOne Robotics

Ten Years of Collaboration

Session details coming soon.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Reception and Exhibits Open

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Benefits of a Comprehensive Risk Assessment
Track: Risk Assessment
Chris Soranno

Chris Soranno

Safety Standards & Competence Manager
SICK Product & Competence Center Americas

Benefits of a Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Many robot system integrators (and users) feel constrained by the requirements of the current robot safety standard regarding performance requirements for safety-related parts of the control system (SRP/CS). However, this perception results in unnecessary and sometimes over burdensome limitations, complexity, and expense to the design of safety-related control systems. By now, many designers are aware that both the Robot (in Part 1) and the Robot System (in Part 2) must meet the safety-related control systems requirements of either: (a) Performance Level (PL) with structure category 3 according to ISO 13849-1, or (b) Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 with hardware fault tolerance of 1 with proof test interval of not less than 20 years according to IEC 62061. Surprising to many in the industry, these requirements are in fact not ˜mandatory.
In reality, the standard allows for either the Robot or the Robot System (or both) to be designed to other safety-related control system performance, as warranted by the application, and determined by (what the standard calls) a comprehensive risk assessment. Risk assessment is now mandatory for both robot suppliers and robot system integrators to determine the risk reduction measures required to adequately reduce the risks of each application. Therefore, a thorough review of the standard reveals that safety engineers have two options: (1) apply generic requirements intended as a ˜catch all for all robots deployed in industry, OR (2) leverage the compulsory risk assessment process (already being performed) to also define the performance requirements commensurate to the specific risks for each unique application.
This presentation will not dissect the meaning and interpretation of Performance Levels or Safety Integrity Levels. Instead, this lecture is intended to provide a practical and comprehensive approach to the mandatory risk assessment process to determine the appropriate control system performance criteria for the selected risk reduction measures in order to achieve acceptable residual risk.

8:00 am - 9:30 am
What You Don't Know About Collaborative Robot Safety CAN Hurt You
Track: Collaborative Robot Safety System
Terry Meister

Terry Meister

Controls Manager
Applied Manufacturing Technologies

What You Don't Know About Collaborative Robot Safety CAN Hurt You

AMT Proposal for 90 Minute Workshop on "Collaborative Robot System Safety" for the International Robot Safety Conference sponsored by the RIA October 15-17 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. What You Don’t Know About Collaborative Robot Safety CAN Hurt You Take advantage of our experience and learn from real life systems. With all the increasing hype and exposure, promises of reduced cost and integration time, more and more people are assuming the "people-friendly" robots are the best and safest choice. While that may be true it is important to understand how the application as a whole meets the RIA and applicable guidelines. Often the integration of a collaborative robot with other equipment may or may not allow for the safety features to be capitalized on. AMT Engineers will walk you through collaborative applications we've designed and installed and then turn over a project to you to work on in teams. Our examples will include KUKA, FANUC, and Universal Robots with traditional robots in collaborative modes and collaborative robots with secondary safeties.
Learning objectives:

  • Understand the four ways to achieve collaboration in robotic applications
  • Recognize when and how to safely apply robots in collaborative applications
  • How to confidently determine whether or not a risk assessment is required

 

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Intro to Mobile Robot Safety
Track: Mobile Robot Safety
Melonee Wise

Melonee Wise

Founder, CEO
Fetch Robotics

Ten Years of Collaboration

Session details coming soon.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Using Data and Fleet Monitoring to Mitigate Risks
Track: Mobile Robot Safety
Sean Felker

Sean Felker

Lead Functional Safety Engineer
Brain Corp

Using Data and Fleet Monitoring to Mitigate Risks

While the system architecture, hardware, and associated firmware determine baseline robotic safety, the wealth of data provided by Brain Corp's cloud connectivity provides tremendous benefits in a wide range of safety applications. This in-depth talk will review the major ways in which Brain Corp uses this data to increase the safety of the fleet and drive a closed-loop continuous improvement process surrounding the system's safety functions. Key areas include: Code validation using simulation with real-world data; Proactive system monitoring in which triggering safety indicators can be continuously updated; root-cause analysis for reported incidents; Rapid, automated safety-related response capability such as remotely disabling a unit.

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Break
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Modern Safety Technology for Robot Guarding
Track: Risk Assessment
Michael DeRosier

Michael DeRosier

Engineering Services Manager
Schmersal

Modern Safety Technology for Robot Guarding

Learn about some of the advancements in technologies related to safety switches and controllers. Uptime being extremly important to companies, it is becoming more critical to develop devices that have a longer life expectance as well as providing increased diagnostic capabilites. This can be done visually through indicator lights as well as through standard field bus communication protocols. Advance technology does not need to be difficult to use or understand. Eiser installation and more information will increase productivity and uptime while being cost effective.

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Mobile Robotic Safety at Ford
Track: Mobile Robot Safety
Hussein Chami

Hussein Chami

Advanced Controls Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Mobile Robotic Safety at Ford

Ford Motor Company has developed a rigorous testing process to ensure the safety of workers walking near mobile robots. This testing procedure challenges the on-board safety features of the mobile robot and calibrates the speeds and detection fields until Ford is satisfied with the safety behaviors of the mobile robot. Only then do they place the mobile robot into operation around workers.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Overview of Risk Assessment & Reduction and Risk Estimation Tools
Track: Risk Assessment
Sean Felker

Sean Felker

TBD
Brain Corp

Using Data and Fleet Monitoring to Mitigate Risks

Session details coming soon.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Overview of Collaborative Risk Assessment & Reduction and Risk Estimation Tools
Track: Collaborative Robot System Safety
Elena Dominguez

Elena Dominguez

Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Safety

Overview of Collaborative Risk Assessment & Reduction and Risk Estimation Tools

Session details coming soon.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break/Return to General Session
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closing Keynote TBA