On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

Collaborative Robots: Are They as Safe as They Sound?


Collaborative robots are the fastest growing segment in industrial robotics – for good reason. They’re flexible, easy to program, and when compared to their “older generation” industrial counterparts, far safer and less expensive, as well as faster to deploy. But those who use or want to use cobots need to understand the risks and liability involved, as with any other machine on their factory floor.

This 60-minute Webinar provides insight into cobot safety, looking at how cobots are safer than “old” industrial robots, defining terms such as “power and force limiting” and “protective stop,” and exploring the importance of risk assessments.

Topics include:

  • The basics of human-machine interfaces and collaborative workspaces
  • An overview of robot safety standards
  • New speed and separation monitoring techniques that can further improve safety of cobot applications

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Roberta Nelson Shea, Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots