Safety concerns for collaborative robots

At a daylong workshop on Collaborative Robots by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), two main themes were expressed: worker safety and almost universal expectation for rapid deployment of colla...
03 October 2014, by

ISO to adopt nursing-care robot safety standards

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will compile global safety standards for nursing-care robots based on criteria provided by the Japanese government. Nursing care robots are des...
31 July 2013, by

International standards, with Gurvinder Virk

Link to audio file (50:26) In this episode we hear from Professor Gurvinder Virk from the University of Gävl about how international standards are created in the ISO. He also tells us why he thinks ...
22 March 2013, by

The importance of interfaces

Take the USB port as an example. It's ubiquitous; practically everything either has one or plugs into one.   Similarly, if you want to build a multi-vendor market for almost anything, one of t...
24 November 2008, by

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