What: FREE Webinar
On Demand until November 17, 2022
A Closer Look at Safety-Certified Vision Systems for Human-Robot Collaboration and How to Implement It
In recent years, human-robot collaboration has become a major focus in manufacturing and the safety standards have evolved accordingly. The first commercial expansion in human-robot collaboration is Power and Force Limited (PFL) robots, colloquially known as “collaborative robots.” But the standards also allow for other modes of interaction that rely on vision or other sensing modalities (rather than collision detection) to stop the robot before it comes in contact with people or prohibited objects.
Speed & Separation Monitoring (SSM), as defined by ISO/TS 15066 and ISO 10218, is one of the modes of human-robot collaboration that allows robots to safely work near humans. To implement SSM, new vision technologies have been introduced. SSM systems can make large industrial robots aware of their environments, creating countless new opportunities for human-robot collaboration in manufacturing. In this talk, Patrick Sobalvarro will offer a deep dive into machine vision technologies, such as custom time-of-flight sensors and 3D vision techniques and algorithms that allow for safe, effective human-robot collaboration.
Attendees will gain an understanding of:
- The safe vision technology that implements Speed and Separation Monitoring to achieve dynamic, effective human-robot collaboration
- The architecture of the technology and the differences from typical machine vision applications
- Real customer feedback about use case implementation