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Roberta Nelson Shea

Roberta Nelson Shea

Global Technical Compliance Officer

Universal Robots

Responsible for UR product compliance and reducing barriers to global acceptance of UR robots. Over 40+ years’ experience in safety and standardization for automation. Some examples include:

  • The only consistently active RIA robot safety standards participant since 1982.
  • 23 years as chair of the US American National Robot Safety Committee (R15.06), now as Chair Emeritus of RIA standardization.
  • Actively involved in ISO standardization with an emphasis on robots, automation and safety, plus as Convenor of TC299 WG3 Industrial robotics (ISO 10218 & TS15066).
  • Honored as 1 of the “100 Women in Safety in 100 years” by the American Society of Safety Professionals.
  • Certified Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland).
  • Degrees: BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management.

Before Universal Robots, she headed global safety component product management at Rockwell Automation. Preceding Rockwell, Roberta held top management positions at Symbotic, AMT, Pilz and more.