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, Crown Equipment
Jeff Pratt

Jeff Pratt

Senior Corporate Safety & Environmental Engineer
Crown Equipment

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

Jeff will share input from Crown's International EHS colleagues from: Queretaro Mexico, Suzhou, China, and Roding, Germany on "What Safety Professionals Need to Know" concerning robotics and safety. Safety professionals should know they are not alone when it comes to robotics and safety, and standards are available to help guide the way. Additional focus this year will be on upset conditions in the risk assessment process, risks associated with plant layout, and even the location where the risk assessment itself is completed is very important to the outcome of the project.

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

Part 1 - How do Systems Integrators define themselves and differentiate with so many competitors.
RIA Certified Integrator Program – Why is was developed, who it was created for and value
What’s Involved in the Program/Self Score Card End Users Perspective – How do you find, measure, select and repeat.
Part 2 - What are ends users looking for as they make corporate philosophy decisions on self integrating or using a partner. Is this a strategic objects or distraction.
Standards – Why? Risk Assessments – Value Risk Assessments – Best Practices

Gerd Walter

Gerd Walter

President and COO
Creative Automation, Inc.

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

An Overview Session on Robotic System Integrators and why Certified Robot Integrators make sure to use the Safety Standard and how that helps guarantee safe implementations. Has an overview of the RIA Certified Robot Integrator process with an emphasis on Safety and a overview of the what a Safetry Standard is and why people use them.

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)

The standard is introduced to set the stage for subsequent speakers who present specifics of individual topics.

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

Scott Denenberg

Co-founder and Chief Architect
Veo Robotics

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

This talk will provide an introduction to collaborative robotic safety per ISO/TS 15066 (TR 606), reviewing the four types of collaborative robot systems. Risk assessments are required for all robotic applications, and are especially important for collaborative applications, since they involve people working in close physical proximity to a robot and other machinery. Risk assessments will reveal hazards that must be addressed before the robot system is able to be deployed, such as those associated with end-of-arm tooling, workpieces, clamps, and conveyors.

This presentation will also discuss current trends in manufacturing, the limitations of existing robotic systems, and how improved performance of robots and robot controllers can lead to greater functionality and closer collaboration. Veo works closely with robot manufacturers and industry members to develop and execute on a technology roadmap that prioritizes a more open model of external control, enabling safe real-time human-robot collaborative systems.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Networking Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Introduction to TR R15.806: 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.

Ryan Braman

Ryan Braman

Test Engineering Manager
TUV Rheinland

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
Addressing the Barriers to Human and Robot Collaboration in the Workplace
Sarah Fletcher, Cranfield University
Carolann Quinlan-Smith, CRSP, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

The success of new manufacturing technologies and processes is always highly dependent on workforce acceptance so, as we face increasing deployment of shop floor human-robot collaboration (HRC), we must consider how best to introduce this new way of working to operators. Closer interactions will inevitably bring new experiences and cognitive responses which may well impact on both well-being and performance. In particular, where the large payload ‘industrial robots’ that have traditionally been caged and separated are now redesigned as collaborative systems, the workforce will need to be convinced and reassured of their safety. This session describes current work to address these current challenges and help to develop a new mindset in industrial workforces that welcomes collaborative working.

Sarah Fletcher

Sarah Fletcher

Senior Research Fellow: Industrial Psychology & Human Factors

Addressing the Barriers to Human and Robot Collaboration in the Workplace

Carolann Quinlan-Smith, CRSP

Carolann Quinlan-Smith, CRSP

Health and Safety Consultant
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Addressing the Barriers to Human and Robot Collaboration in the Workplace

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Introduction to TR R15.706: User Requirements for Robot System Safety
Gail Dyer, Corning Incorporated
Gail Dyer

Gail Dyer

Sr. Automation Controls Engineer
Corning Incorporated

Introduction to TR R706: User Requirements for Robot System Safety

This session will offer an overview of the new technical report R15.706 which gives guidance to users working with new or existing robot systems. While R15.06 is not directed to users, it is still important for them to understand how to apply the standard to make sure they receive systems as expected. Among the topics covered are: participation in the system risk assessment, interacting with vendors, startup in the facility, and how to manage changes to the system throughout its life.

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
Robotics Safety and OSHA Compliance
Carlos Gallegos, OSHA

Carlos Gallegos

Director, Office of Occupational Safety Training
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA

Robotics Safety and OSHA Compliance

This presentation will discuss prevalent safety issues regarding machine guarding and hazardous energy control (Lockout/Tagout).

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Panel: How OSHA, NIOSH and RIA Are Working Together on Safety
Tina Jones, OSHA, Dawn Castillo, NIOSH, Carole Franklin, RIA
Carole Franklin

Carole Franklin

Director of Standards Development
Robotic Industries Association

Panel: OSHA/ NIOSH/ RIA Alliance

Session description coming soon.

8:30 am - 9:00 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
Functional Safety and Cyber Security for Robots, Cobots and Mobots
Tom Meany, Analog Devices
Tom Meany

Tom Meany

Functional Safety Architect
Analog Devices

Functional Safety and Cyber Security for Robots, Cobots and Mobots

This session will discuss the functional safety and cyber security requirements for industrial robots based on Tom's experience as a member of IEC 61508 software and hardware committees, the ISO 10218 robot safety group and as an observing member of the ISA 99 group responsible for the IEC 62443 standard.

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.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Validation of Safety in a Robot Cell
Benjamin Angel Santiago, Pilz

Benjamin Angel Santiago

Consulting and Training Coordinator
Pilz

Validation of Safety in a Robot Cell

Session description coming soon.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch & Exhibitor Expo
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Safety of a Traditional Robot Cell
Gary Konarska, Lincoln Electric
Gary Konarska

Gary Konarska

Vice President, Global Automation
Lincoln Electric

Safety of a Traditional Robot Cell

In this session, we will focus on a case study of a traditional arc welding robot system and the safety applications. We will highlight how the RIA safety standards guide the design principles of the robotic system as well as the integrated tooling.

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
Otto Görnemann, SICK AG
Otto Görnemann

Otto Görnemann

Expert Machine Safety & Regulations
SICK AG

Reliability of Safety Functions for Industrial Robots: A New Standardization Approach

The contribution presents the standardization guidelines to be followed while designing safety functions and introduces a proposal for a flexible determination of the required performance of the safety functions in industrial robotics applications and standards.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Multi-Mode Approach to Safety with Collaborative Robots
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
Mark Lewandowski

Mark Lewandowski

Robotics Innovation Leader
SICK AG

Multi-Mode Approach to Safety with Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robots are often marketed as being “safe” and not requiring any guarding or other safety devices to be used. However, power and force limited (PFL) collaborative robots are not usually enough by themselves to create a safe robot application. Multiple modes of safeguarding are usually required in order to provide acceptable levels of hazard reduction for collaborative robot applications. This presentation will discuss how and when to use different types of safety strategies to implement a safe collaborative robotic application.

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
Chris Soranno, SICK
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
Terry Meister, Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Track: Collaborative Robot System Safety
Terry Meister

Terry Meister

Controls Manager
Applied Manufacturing Technologies

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, and often times 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 as teams.
Our examples will include Kuka, FANUC, and Universal Robots with traditional robots in collaborative modes and collaborative robots with secondary safeties.

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Intro to Mobile Robot Safety
Russell Toris, Fetch Robotics
Track: Mobile Robot Safety
Russell Toris

Russell Toris

Director of Robotics
Fetch Robotics

Intro to Mobile Robot Safety

Join Russell Toris, Director of Robotics at Fetch Robotics in learning the basics in safety with mobile robots. In this session, you will learn how mobile robots operate, navigate, locate themselves in space, and sense while operating safely in their environment.

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Using Data and Fleet Monitoring to Mitigate Autonomous Mobile Robot Risks
Sean Felker, Brain Corp
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
Michael DeRosier, Schmersal
Track: Risk Assessment
Mike DeRosier

Mike 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 extremely important to companies, it is becoming more critical to develop devices that have a longer life expectance as well as providing increased diagnostic capabilities. 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. Easier installation and more information will increase productivity and uptime while being cost effective.

10:00 am - 11:30 am
ISO/TS 15066: Behind the Tables
Michael Gerstenberger, R15.08 Committee
Track: Collaborative Robot System Safety
Michael Gerstenberger

Michael Gerstenberger

Chairperson
R15.08 Committee

ISO/TS 15066: Behind the Tables

Have you tried to replicate the transient contact speed limit table from ISO/TS 15066, but found a few of the values seem off? Would you like a little more background on the "reduced mass" of the transient contact model? And what's up with using half the mass of the moving part of the robot in that calculation? This workshop dives into the details and assumptions of ISO/TS 15066 Annex A for power and force limited collaborative robot applications.

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Mobile Robotic Safety at Ford
Hussein Chami, Ford Motor Company
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.

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Elements of Safe Commissioning of a Mobile Robot System
Claus Jørgensen, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR)
Track: Mobile Robot Safety
Claus Jorgensen

Claus Jorgensen

Safety & Compliance Manager
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR)

Elements of Safe Commissioning of a Mobile Robot System

A safety standard for AGV/AMR, ISO/FDIS 3691-4, is predicted to be published in 2020 and become an important international standard for industrial mobile robots. The standard recognizes the importance of commissioning and preparation of the environment for the AGV/AMR system. In addition to addressing the product design, the standard sets comprehensive obligations on the manufacturer in ensuring the AGV/AMR system is commissioned correctly for safe usages. The speaker will present an example of the various tools for supporting the commissioning process.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
How to Complete a Risk Assessment Using TR R15.306
Jeff Fryman, JDF Consulting
Track: Risk Assessment
Jeff Fryman

Jeff Fryman

Principal Consultant
JDF Consulting

How to Complete a Risk Assessment Using TR R15.306

Introduction to conducting a successful Risk Assessment using the methodology put forth in the Technical Report R15.306. This risk assessment can be used to select the proper safeguarding and functional safety required for the controls of industrial robot cells.

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

Elena Dominguez

Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Safety

Overview of Collaborative Risk Assessment & Reduction and Risk Estimation Tools

Collaborative robot risk assessment and collision measurement
To safely operate a collaborative robot system in power and force limited mode, it is essential to conduct a thorough risk assessment to identify key risk factors including the following. “Potential operator/robot collision points, contact surfaces, associated tasks and frequency, type of collision, quasi-static vs. transient, and exposed body parts.” The next step is to evaluate the system and validate the safety functions. This involves force levels, contact pressure and speed. This presentation shall step through the process and provide some exercises to highlight concepts and actual measurements using a robot and collision measurement tool.
Identifying collision measurement points and making measurements
One important output of a collaborative robot system risk assessment is the selection of the measurement points. Where should be anticipant these operator / robot collisions occur? What body regions should we consider as being exposed? What type of collision will it be? Is it quasi-static or transient? Several collaborative robot systems will be presented and the reasoning used to identify the measurement points. How was the measurement device positioned? What are some of the typical resulting measurements?

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
AMR Application Safety
Bob Bollinger, Procter & Gamble
Track: Mobile Robot Safety
Bob Bollinger

Bob Bollinger

Global Robotics Applied Innovation Leader
Procter & Gamble

AMR Application Safety

Session description coming soon.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break/Return to General Session
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Human-Robot Trust and Safety
Arnie Kravitz, ARM Institute
Arnie Kravitz

Arnie Kravitz

CTO
ARM Institute

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Human-Robot Trust and Safety

Improving workers’ trust in robots (for collaborative and co-located robotics in manufacturing) is critical to achieving broader adoption. Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has been conducting research in this area relative to new and next innovations that address the trust and safety issues on the shop floor. This session will provide key findings from ARM’s research in this area, emphasizing advancements in robot attributes such as robot self-awareness, bi-directional predictive intent and health/performance/fatigue (of both the robot and the human), explainable logic, etc. Attendees will gain a deeper, current insight into the state of robotics relative to trust and safety issues on the factory floor.