Safety and cybersecurity are key factors in Human-Robot-Collaboration (HRC) systems. Usually, when dealing with lightweight collaborative robots, safety is inherently implemented by force and torque measure. In case of industrial manipulators, such inherent safety is not available and new ways have to be found to guarantee operators’ safety in a shared environment, avoiding collisions and adjusting robot velocity. In addition to that, implementing cybersecurity measures is more and more important due to the continuous growth of robotics systems and increase in cybersecurity attacks and safety risks.
In this training session on human safety and cybersecurity in Human-Robot Collaboration of the Sharework project, we delved into data security strategies to protect manufacturing systems from cyberattacks and we presented the latest research in Human-Robot Collaboration safety from the point of view of using sensors to modify the robot reach and develope computational approaches to ensure a safe and effective collaboration between humans and robots.