Overview of an engineering teaching module on robotics safety

Dan Zhang, Bin Wei, Marc Rosen

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Robots are widely used in industry. They can perform unsafe, hazardous, highly repetitive and unpleasant tasks for humans. Safety is a very high priority in engineering and engineering education. In this paper, an overview is provided of engineering teaching module on robotic safety developed by the authors. The module covers types of robots, types and sources of robotics hazards, robot safety requirements, robot safeguards and robot safety standards. The importance of safety is highlighted throughout, especially for practical industrial applications. Some new emerging engineering trends and features safety are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-43
Number of pages15
JournalLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Safety
  • Teaching module

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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