Robotics Safety: Exclusion Guarding for Industrial Operations


Hamilton, J.E., & Hancock, P.A. (1986). Robotics safety: Exclusion guarding for industrial operations. Journal of Occupational Accidents, 8, 69-78.

From early concept to present reality, this paper catalogs the development of reprogrammable, multifunctional, industrial manipulators: Robots. A summary of published studies concerning the safety aspects of the large scale application of robots by industry outside the United States is presented. From this and our own survey observations, a proposal for performance guidelines in the guarding of industrial robots is presented.

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