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Safety simulation with robotic manufacturing systems.

Authors
Etherton-J
Source
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety I. Mital A, ed., Philadelphia PA: Taylor and Francis, 1989 Jan; 1:617-622
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030824
Abstract
Simulation can provide a nonhazardous method for testing various equipment and workstation designs before selecting a final design to implement in the workplace. Simulation is especially useful for identifying problems that may arise when people use newly developed equipment and technologies, such as robotic manufacturing systems. Investigators in the United States, Canada, and Japan have devised experiments based upon the premise that workers will react to simulated occupational accidents and actual accident or injury situations in a similar manner. Simulation experiments have been designed to examine the speed of the robot arm as a safety factor and the ability of capacitance sensors to detect human movement near robots. This paper reviews current and future opportunities for simulating human and machine interaction in robotic manufacturing systems.
Keywords
Robotics; Safety-programs; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Equipment-reliability; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Simulation-methods; Computer-aided-manufacturing; Computer-software
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Mital-A
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0850664934
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety I. Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A., 5-9 June 1989. The Official Conference of the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research
State
WV
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