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Safety at mixed collaborative and non-coll. Robot applications

Track: Regulation and Standardisation

Date and Time: 15 Mar 2024 08:30-09:50

Organisers: Michael Rathmair, Cecilia Scoccia, Clara Fischer

Main questions to be answered: What are the current challenges and opportunities for mixed applications where collaborative and classical non-collaborative tasks are combined?

Additional questions: How are the interfaces between collaborative and non-collaborative tasks regulated, is there beneficial potential for enhancing the overall flexibility?

Additional questions 2: In which magnitude can model-based approaches contribute to verify flexible designed robot systems in the perspective of mixed collaborative and non-collaborative tasks?

Workshop Description: The revised version of the ISO 10218 standard will define collaborative robotics in an innovative fresh perspective. A so-called collaborative application may in principle include collaborative as well as non-collaborative tasks. Systems where the border between these two types of tasks is designed flexible in dynamic mixed scenarios are expected to offer new potentials, but also challenges in implementation and especially in risk and safety evaluation. The workshop addresses various approaches such as model-based verification, simulation-based risk assessment, formal methods and runtime system verification in order to evaluate safety characteristics at the flexible designed border between collaborative and non-collaborative tasks in industrial robot applications. As an outcome of the workshop we expect fruitful discussion, best practice reports as well as trends and challenges in research, using innovative agile workshop formats highly involving on site and remote (if possible) participants. Sustainable dissemination and community building shall be mainly accomplished by social media formats such as LinkedIn highly supporting community building in the context of robot systems applications built according to new requirements of the revised ISO 10218 standard. ISO/FDIS 10218-2 Robotics — Safety requirements — Part 2: Industrial robot systems, robot applications and robot cells

Intended Outcome: Workshop expected to create a roadmap or white paper, Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc

Approach: In the first part, the workshop is based on three impulse speeches which outline the essence of the workshop content. After each impulse speech, the participants will be invited to infectively answer two anonymous key-questions (votes) about the impulse speech content in an online form. The answers form the baseline for the second participant-involving joint-working part that will be moderated by the workshop organizers. As already mentioned the goal is to develop a collection of best practices and to highlight trends in R&D in the area of robot applications where mixed scenarios, including a dynamic set of collaborative and non- collaborative tasks, are addressed. (8 Min. ) Impulse speech and introduction to mixed robot applications containing collaborative and non-collaborative tasks according to ISO 10218. (8 Min.) Impulse speech about new approaches for safety verification and risk assessment on flexible robot applications. (8 Min.) Impulse speech about the human factors in industry 4.0-5.0 applications and the potential of model-based design and verification methods. (8 Min.) General Q&A Session (40 Min.) Interactive, guided discussion and working-sessions about the questions posed above.Each of the workshop organizers will choose an innovative, gamified method (e.g. Brainwriting, Fearless Journey, etc.) to interactively work on the workshop content in an joint collaborative manner.. At the end of the workshop, the collected content will be shared to all participants via a LinkedIn group. (5 Min.) Workshop summary and conclusion

Contributors: Michael Rathmair – JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH ROBOTICS Cecilia Scoccia – UNIVPM – Polytechnic University of Marche Clara Fischer – TU Wien