2.5-Day Course Overview

This 2.5-day training course highlights modern day autonomous robotics, industrial automation, sensors, and semi-automated technologies and how they can be developed for safety.

Participants will learn how current safety standards, including UL 3100, the Standard for Automated Mobile Platforms (AMPs), ISO 10218, the standard for robots and robotic devices – safety requirements for industrial robots, and UL 1740, the Standard for Robots and Robotic Equipment, provide a current path to compliance. UL 4600, the Standard for Safety for the Evaluation of Autonomous Products, will also be taught as a future safety framework for industrial robotics. Key themes include autonomy safety and functional safety for electronic controls and how they apply to robotics in automated warehouse settings as society advances toward digital factories and Industry 4.0.

Training Topics

  • Introduction to industrial automation: How do robots consider safety of autonomous operations?
  • Autonomous robotics in the industrial landscape
  • Autonomy and the associated technology
  • Introduction to robotic and autonomy safety frameworks
  • Introduction to UL 3100, ISO 10218, and UL 1740
  • How functional safety works in robotics
  • ISO 12100:2010, the standard for safety of machinery – general principles for design – risk assessment and risk reduction, with safeguarding and industrial safety
  • Autonomous robotics safety: What changes?
  • UL 4600 scope and definitions
  • Why safety is critical to success
  • Risk assessment
  • Interaction with humans and road users (and how to adapt for industrial use cases)
  • Autonomy functions and support
  • Software and system engineering processes
  • Dependability
  • Data and networking
  • Verification, validation, and test
  • Tool qualification, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and legacy components
  • Safety life cycle concerns
  • Maintenance
  • Metrics and safety performance indicators (SPIs)
  • Safety assessment
  • Other relevant autonomy safety standards
  • Wrap-up and discussion topic

Optional UL-CASP Exam

Participants who complete all 2.5-days of training are eligible to take a two hour certification exam in the afternoon of the third day. Those who pass the exam are individually certified as a UL Certified Autonomy Safety Professional (UL-CASP) in Industrial Automation.