Safety and Ergonomic Design Issues of Certain Types of Robots
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The role of robots is to replace or assist humans in performing the tasks that are unsafe, repetitive and energy demanding. Almost every day the number of tasks performed by robots instead of humans, or in cooperation with humans increases. For this reason, increases the responsibility of the constructors of robots, as well as the whole community involved in the implementation of robots that are safe. To develop reliable and safe robots, one needs to include ergonomic knowledge, standards, and recommendations. We describe the significant problems related to the application of autonomous industrial robots, collaborative industrial robots, personal care robots and medical robots. The importance of the use of standards related to the safety of the types of robots mentioned above is pointed out. We also include the appropriate recommendations for designing safe robots.
Keywords:robot ergonomics / robot safety / safety standards / non-industrial robots
Source:Ergonomic Design and Assessment of Products and Systems, 2017, 105-122
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