Introduction to Cobot Safety


This session will give an overview to the various safety considerations when setting up a collaborative robot application. Relevant international standards, and the modes of collaborative operation laid out within them will be discussed, along with an introduction to risk assessment methodology and an overview of how to identify and reduce some of the possible risks associated with running a robot uncaged.

Andrew Pether

Technical Communications Consultant, Universal Robots

Andrew has been with Universal Robots since early 2014, spending 3 years as Head of Technical Support in Asia Pacific, before moving into the Global Competence Centre team in mid-2017. His current role involves communicating technical information related to the usage of collaborative robots in a clear and concise manner. Andrew gained his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Robotics and Sensor related fields in the UK before spending 7 years working in Robotics in China focusing on distribution and integration of robots for research and development.