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Robot Safety Resource

Online resource compiles robot safety and safety-standard compliance education and event information from the Robotic Industries Association.

RIA Reis Robotics USA
RIA Reis Robotics USA

A new online resource compiling robot safety and safety-standard compliance resources is now available from the Robotic Industries Association, a North American trade association based in Ann Arbor, Mich.

“Safety is profoundly important to the continued use and acceptance of robotic technology. We are happy to report the industry has a very good track record for safety, and we devote substantial resources to help keep it that way,” said RIA President Jeff Burnstein. The new online page presents the library of information about robot safety that is available from RIA, a 260-member association that is secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 Robot Safety Standard.

A webinar on Robot Safety Awareness is showcased on the page, as are case studies, articles and links to resources about training. In addition, a new RSS “safety feed” is available to help people keep track of news about robot safety. RIA also sponsors the biennial Automate Show and Conference; its National Robot Safety Conference is scheduled for September 24-26, 2012 in Indianapolis.

Renee Robbins Bassett, rbassett@automationworld.com, is managing editor of Automation World.
 

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