Safety is important for all robot applications. You should always carry out a risk assessment, whether you are using a tiny tabletop cobot or a huge industrial manipulator. However, safety is especially critical for some applications.
You need to pay extra attention to safety whenever your application involves a human physically interacting with the robot. But, what applications are we talking about here?
Thankfully, the robotic standards give us some clues. There are 5 types of applications which are safety critical with collaborative robots. In their latest blog post, our friends at Robotiq have explained what they are and how to ensure operator safety.
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