News & Events


NOIRS 2018 Robot demonstration

The 2018 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium featured a collaborative robot demonstration as part of a session on the new era of human-robot cooperation in the workplace.

9/20/21 – NIOSH, University of Florida Sign MOU to Advance Occupational Robotics Safety & Health Research

5/3/2021 – NIOSH, UW-Madison Sign MOU to Advance Occupational Robotics Safety & Health Research

2/4/2021 – The National Science Foundation has announced its National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0)external icon program. Proposals may be submitted April 19 through May 3, 2021.

11/16/2020 – CDC Press Release: CDC Awards $1.5 Million for Research to Reduce Exposures to Workplace Hazards through Robotic Technology

12/11/2019 – NIOSH Update: NIOSH partners with National Science Foundation to fund workplace robotics research 

10/16/2019 – NIOSH Publishes Proceedings of the 2018 Ergo-X Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplacepdf icon

5/20/2019 – NIOSH, NC State University Sign MOU to Advance Occupational Robotics Safety and Health Research

4/8/2019 – NIOSH Joins Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

4/5/2019 – WA State FACE Partner Releases Hazard Alert about Workers Severely Injured Using Demolition Robotspdf iconexternal icon

4/2/2019 – Registration is open for April 10 webinar on robotics and workplace safety and health, part of the Expanding Research Partnerships Webinar Series.

3/19/2019 – New article, ASTM F48 Formation and Standards for Industrial Exoskeletons and Exosuitsexternal icon, published in IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, provides an overview of a new consensus standards committee for exoskeletons, ASTM International F48, and describes the organization and current activities of this committee.

05/14/2018 – NIOSH sought input on Occupational Robotics Research Prioritization

05/10/2018 – WA State FACE Partner Releases Summary of a Fatality Associated with a Laser Guided Vehiclepdf iconexternal icon

10/16/2017 – New NIOSH Center to Study Safety and Health Implications of Occupational Robots

10/05/2017 –  OSHA, NIOSH Sign Robotics Industry Allianceexternal icon

06/21/2017 – Andrew Merryweather, PhD, discusses his extramural research on preventing robot-related injuries

CORR in the News

NIOSH: Robots that Work Alongside Humans Bring New Safety Hazardsexternal icon

The Machines Are Coming: NIOSH Speakers Preview the Future of Occupational Robotics external icon

Meet the human-friendly robot that could pave the way for household bots external icon

How Robotics are Taking Over Industryexternal icon

Legal and Safety Issues Are Looming Around Ethics, AI, and Robotsexternal icon

Robots in the Workplaceexternal icon

Robots Are Taking Our Jobs and Killing Us, So U.S. Government Created New Centerexternal icon

NIOSH to Research Health, Safety Implications of Occupational Robotsexternal icon

Conferences and Events

Conferences & Events
Ergo X 2021external icon
This meeting explores the latest in new  technology and research and its applications in human factors and ergonomics.  NIOSH Robotics Center Coordinator, Dr. Hongwei Hsiao, serves on the organizing committee for this meeting that has three tracks: cybersecurity, exoskeletons and robotics.
November 8-12
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