A Review of Safety Methods for Human-robot Collaboration and a Proposed Novel Approach

Ansuri Reddy, Glen Bright, Jared Padayachee

Abstract

Industrial robots offer the advantage of flexible manufacturing and increased efficiency when paired with human workers. However, this means breaking well-established safety procedures such as safety fences and workspace separation. Robots present a danger to humans as they work at high speeds with sudden motions. It is therefore necessary to ensure safe interaction during collaboration. This paper presents a collection of sources that explain the trends and advances in the field of industrial robotics specifically to safety in human-robot interaction. Major trends and popular methods lean towards obstacle avoidance using a sensory planning method of polynomials and a sensory system that is able to map the robot workspace. The goal of these methods is to ensure that the human is kept safe. These methods were used to develop a novel approach to safe interactions. This approach uses a LIDAR sensor for obstacle detection and tracking.

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Reddy A., Bright G. and Padayachee J. (2019). A Review of Safety Methods for Human-robot Collaboration and a Proposed Novel Approach.In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-380-3, pages 243-248. DOI: 10.5220/0007840502430248


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco19,
author={Ansuri Reddy and Glen Bright and Jared Padayachee},
title={A Review of Safety Methods for Human-robot Collaboration and a Proposed Novel Approach},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2019},
pages={243-248},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007840502430248},
isbn={978-989-758-380-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - A Review of Safety Methods for Human-robot Collaboration and a Proposed Novel Approach
SN - 978-989-758-380-3
AU - Reddy A.
AU - Bright G.
AU - Padayachee J.
PY - 2019
SP - 243
EP - 248
DO - 10.5220/0007840502430248