Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment

Watch the overview video to learn more about the Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment course.

As robots evolve and increasingly interact with humans, enhancing the safety of personnel working with these “collaborative robots” (cobots) is vital. This course 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). Learners are introduced to similarities and differences between traditional robots, cobots and conventional machinery before delving into risk assessments, causes of robot accidents and collaborative applications. Material also includes key design techniques for reducing collision forces and a methodology for safety testing.     

This online course is available on the Coursera platform.

Course Duration:

Approximately 4 weeks (1.5 hours of effort per week)

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the safety of a collaborative robot workcell
  • Prevent the chances of injury or harm

Intended Audience

Anyone seeking a framework to proactively guard against cobot safety hazards; appropriate for any level of employee – from executives to operators to engineers – whose work environment encompasses cobots

Prerequisites

None

Credential Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): TCIE grants 0.2 CEUs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): TCIE grants 2 PDHs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.   

For either a CEU or PDH, a learner must complete a request form. The process entails providing proof of the learner’s Verified Certificate (VC) issued by Coursera. A VC indicates a learner has completed a course with a passing score (he/she does not receive a letter grade). CEUs and PDHs are eligible for those earning a certificate on November 11, 2019 or later.