Robot Safety Comes of Age

Weber, Austin
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p48
The article focuses on the efforts of the robotics industry to develop systems that will allow people to work in close proximity to robots without the risk of getting hurt. According to Michael Gerstenberger of KUKA Robotics Corp., new safe technologies allow several applications to support direct human interaction with the robot. It also notes that advanced sensors and microprocessor technology play an important role in safe motion systems.


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