Robot Safety

This module will focus on the principles of robot safety and the various types of safety equipment used in industrial robotics applications.   The student will learn the fundamentals of hazard analysis and safety-related control systems.  In addition, comprehensive coverage of common robot accidents is presented as well as techniques for safe installation, maintenance, and operation of robots in a variety of industrial settings.  This module also explores standard preventive maintenance techniques and the use of diagnostic systems in industrial robots.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Define the term robot safety
  • List eight types of potential malfunctions in a robotics system
  • Explain the three levels of hazard areas
  • Identify seven considerations for robot installations
  • Describe the purpose of an intrinsic fail safe system
  • Name five types of safeguarding devices
  • Define hard guards and discuss their purpose in a robot work envelope
  • Determine the standard height of perimeter guards
  • Differentiate between safety mats and mat controllers
  • Name three factors to consider in controlling robot hazards
  • Identify the primary cause of industrial robot accidents
  • Describe three benefits of applying preventative maintenance
  • Explain the purpose of diagnostic systems in robots