This workshop aims to bring together experts active in the field of human-robot interaction with particular emphasis on safety. The sector experiences a paradigm shift from the traditional heavy-duty robot operating separated from the human worker in a fenced area to robots that work close to the human, adapting to the movements of the human and possibly even interacting with them. The workshop will explore the potential, opportunities and risks of robots operating in a modern factory environment where human-robot interaction is used as a means to pave the path for accelerated manufacturing whilst reducing costs.
• How safe are today's robots to allow human-robot interaction in shared workspaces?
• Are existing safety standards applicable for the use of robots intended for close collaboration with humans? What extensions are required?
• What are the best technologies currently available to achieve safe robots?
• The importance of Standards (including the new TS15066 (due out in Dec 2015)) for the development of safe robots
• Controllability, stability, force/torque transmission
• Human perspective (including trust towards and acceptance of robotic systems)
• Future direction of development in safe robots for industry
• Safety in the context of real industrial scenarios (Use cases will be presented)
Paper submission: July 20, 2015
Acceptance notification: July 31, 2015
Final paper submission: August 15, 2015
Congress Center Hamburg (CCH)
Am Dammtor / Marseiller Straße, 20355 Hamburg, Germany
If you want to contribute to the workshop with your paper or presentation, please contact:
Doctor Helge Wurdemann
Centre of Robotics Research (CoRe)
Dept. of Informatics
King´s College London, UK
London WC2R 2LS, UKcontact
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 637095.