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Robot Safety Experts Outline Updates to Key Industrial Safety Standards
May 31, 2023
Robot safety standards organizations are working to keep up with the technology and industrial applications. Experts weigh in on where robotics standards are heading.
Roberta Nelson Shea Reflects on Role in Steering Development of Robotics Safety Standards
May 30, 2023
Roberta Nelson Shea spoke with Robotics 24/7 to talk how the robotics safety standards have evolved and the work that needs to be done to update them.
Machine Vision Is a Boon for Robot Mobility and Safety
May 30, 2023
Machine vision and motion control systems have improved and are essential to ensuring robot mobility and safety, according to several technology and industry experts.
Roberta Nelson Shea of Universal Robots Receives Engelberger Award for Her Contributions to Robot Safety
May 25, 2023
Roberta Nelson Shea received the Engelbarger Award for Application at Automate 2023 for her contribution to global robotics safety efforts across her 40-year career.
ASTM International Launches New Subcommittee on Legged Robotics
May 18, 2023
ASTM International's new F45.06 Subcommittee on Legged Robot System plans to develop standards for two-legged and four-legged robots for testing and to instill public confidence.
ASTM International Gives Roger Bostelman Award of Merit for Volunteer Work in Exoskeleton Standards Development
May 5, 2023
ASTM International has given Dr. Roger Bostelman its highest honor in recognition of his productivity and leadership in advancing standards for exoskeletons and industrial robotics.
OTTO Motors Adds Support for VDA 5050 Mobile Robot Interoperability Standard
May 3, 2023
OTTO Motors announced that its fleet will work with the VDA 5050 interoperability standard and other mobile robots and that it has made its connector open-source.
ASTM Committee F45 on Robotics Completes Spring Meetings, Announces New Work Items and Focus Areas
May 1, 2023
ASTM International's F45 Committee on Robotics, Automation, and Autonomous Systems recently met to discuss standards efforts around mobile and legged robots, educational carts, and grasping.
A3 Announces 2023 Joseph F. Enbelberger Robotics Award Recipients
March 8, 2023
The Association for Advancing Automation has named Universal Robots' Roberta Nelson Shea and its own Jeff Burnstein as receipients of the 2023 Engelberger awards.
ASTM International Develops Proposed Standard for Robotics Training Systems
March 7, 2023
ASTM International is seeking interested parties to participate in the development of a standard for hardware and peripherals used in robotics training platforms.
ASTM International to Host Exoskeleton Competition Designed for University Students
February 10, 2023
ASTM International will host its inaugural Exo Games in August this year at University of Central Lancashire. The deadline to apply to the exoskeleton competition is next week.
ASTM International Continues Work on Mobile Manipulator Performance Standard
January 23, 2023
ASTM International will discuss a performance standard for mobile manipulators, as scientists announce progress in research into finray-effect grippers for high-speed assembly.
ASTM International to Host Workshop on Digital Construction Roadmapping
January 9, 2023
ASTM International and NIST plan to host an in-person discussion about the state of digital construction and the desired direction for the industry and technology.
Additive Construction Is the ‘Next Frontier,’ Says Wohlers Associates, as ASTM International Works With NIST
December 28, 2022
Additive construction applies 3D printing and could advance building processes, according to Wohlers Associates. Its parent ASTM International is developing a roadmap with NIST.
Markforged Manufacturing Facility in Billerica, Mass., Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification
December 15, 2022
Markforged said the certification for quality and reliability demonstrates its commitment to quality production of 3D-printed parts for aerospace and other demanding industries.