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Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment

The Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment course focuses on objectively examining cobot workcells and proactively eliminating hazards.

About the Course

As robots evolve and increasingly interact with humans, enhancing the safety of personnel working with these “collaborative robots” (cobots) is vital. This course equips learners to assess the safety of a collaborative robot workcell and prevent the chances of injury or harm. It imparts industry-endorsed safety standards, technical report recommendations and best practices from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Topics include risk assessments, collaborative applications, design techniques for reducing collision forces, and a methodology for safety testing.  

The Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment course is a production of the UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness, with support from industry partners that include Precise Automation.

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There is no charge to “audit” a course, which includes videos, readings, community discussion forums and the ability to view assignments. The fee to gain complete access – which includes submitting all assignments for feedback or a grade, and the opportunity to earn a verified certificate in collaborative robot safety – is $49 per month.