中坊 嘉宏
中坊 嘉宏



Topic: ロボット工学と協調安全




Jan Zimmermann Germany
Jan Zimmermann
Institute of Occupational Safety & Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Section Manager: Principles, Methods and Software Solutions

The talk will briefly present the results of recent scientific studies that should be taken into account when considering human-robot safety. Biomechanical corridors from human subject studies, based on pain thresholds, show human body stiffnesses and limits. They can be used for a safe operation of a power- and force-limited robot.

Kazutsugu Suita Japan
吹田 和嗣
要素技術開発室 主幹


José Saenz Germany
José Saenz
Fraunhofer IFF
Business Unit Robotic Systems Group leader
ハイプ・サイクルを超えて - 人とロボットの協調に関する動向と展望

This talk will take a look at current trends in human-robot collaboration with a few examples of recent activities in this field. Finally I will identify and briefly discuss some key trends for the future of the field.

Timo Malm Finland
Timo Malm
VTT Technical Reseach Centre of Finland
Senior Scientist

There are many kinds of autonomous ground vehicles and this presentation focuses on autonomous mobile machines and mobile robots. Autonomous mobile machines are applied in outdoors applications and their safety systems rely usually on access control and on-board safety systems. The mobile robots are used often indoors and there are plenty of suitable on-board safety sensors to be applied. Currently one common challenge with both autonomous mobile machines and mobile robots is that there are plenty of different applications and the current requirements are written only to specific cases. The variety of mobile vehicles is increasing.

Roberta Nelson Shea Denmark
Roberta Nelson Shea
Universal Robots
Global Technical Compliance Officer

Robotics have long been used for dirty and dangerous tasks, thereby contributing to reduced risks for workers. With the “new normal” requiring resilience and agility – despite the labour shortage, greater automation is needed.  Smaller robots and mobile robots enable the automation of tasks that are dull and injury prone.  Often the solution is partial automation to work collaboratively with people.  The results are fewer ergonomic strains, sprains and injuries while experiencing increased productivity.

Shoken Shimizu Japan
清水 尚憲
独立行政法人 労働者健康安全機構 労働安全衛生総合研究所
建設安全研究グループ 部長
支援的保護システム(SSS)の信頼性と利便性の検討 -企業での実験的エビデンス

We newly established risk reduction system, named “Safeguarding Supportive System (SSS)”, which is proposing to ISO. It is established to prevent human error and intentional unsafe behavior from mechanical side (hardware side). The SSS would reduce residual risks with appropriate ITC combination. We examined efficacy of the SSS at a rental company of portal workbench. We examined 1) whether RF-tag system was adequately operated by workers, 2) whether UWB-active-RFID system precisely monitored and captured workers movement and location in real time, and 3) whether gateway monitor system appropriately monitored entering into and leaving from the work zone. As results in the present study, there were no differences in relative ratio of correct count, safe failure and dangerous failure in zone A1 and those of B1. Time and trace of movement of workers were recorded by UWB active RFID system. Also, the system could be confirmed of state of the simultaneous works of more than one worker.

Tony Funaki Japan
Tony Funaki
Vice President of Marketing (Product Marketing)
ロボットシステムの共同利用を加速する新技術の紹介 ~労働者の安全・健康・ウェルビーイングの向上のために~
Masahiro Morioka Japan


Jean-Christophe Blaise France
Jean-Christophe Blaise
Institut National de Recherche et de Securité (INRS)
Work Equipment Engineering division

Presented as a key to competitiveness, collaborative robots are generating a lot of interest in the industry. Many see it as a way to combine human know-how with the endurance of these robots designed to work in proximity to workers. Nevertheless, collaborative robotics raises the question of how to integrate them into companies because of the new human-robot coactivity that it implies. This can lead to physical risks but also to psychological constraints. The conference reminds us of the importance of a global risk prevention approach when putting in place a robotic cell. The consideration of human and technical factors throughout the deployment process ensures a successful integration. The different technical and organizational solutions are addressed. Finally, the conference opens on current and future developments in terms of AI, mobile robotics, etc.

Tomas Lagerberg Sweden
Tomas Lagerberg
ABB Ltd.
Global Patent Officer, Robotics division and Robotics & Discrete Automation business area
Hiroo Kanamaru Japan
先端技術総合研究所 主席技師長


Tamio Tanikawa Japan
インダストリアルCPS研究センター 研究センター長

これまでは、人間の行動は予測できないという認識のもと、予測される事故のイメージや必要な安全対策が議論されてきました(事故防止型安全)。今後、人間とロボットが協働するためには、人間の行動を予測する技術が必要です。つまり、人間のモデリングが重要です。個々の人間を正確にモデリングすることで、AIなどの技術を使って人間の行動を予測することが可能にし、個人を正確にモデル化することで、その人に合った作業支援が安全を維持しながら可能になります。それが生産性の向上につながります。つまり、安全性を向上させることで、個々の人間管理を可能にし、生産性を向上させることができるのです。これは新しい安全概念(Productive Safety)であると言えます。

Yoshiyuki Sankai Japan
山海 嘉之
装着型サイボーグHALが拓く労働安全の未来 ~ サイバニクス:人・ロボット・情報系の融合 ~
Yoji Yamada Japan
Nagoya University

Currently, when discussing the safety of industrial robots in collaborative work systems, pain is the norm and the protective interval distance is determined. However, as robots coexist in closer proximity to humans to service them, the protective spacing distance alone becomes irrelevant to the discussion. In this presentation, I would like to ask the following question: depending on the frequency of human-machine contact, can the norm of internal bleeding as well as the norm of pain be determined as the upper limit of safety data? This is the position that ISO/TR 21260 is based on.

Masahiro Indo Japan
印藤 正裕
専務執行役員 生産技術担当 ロボット・ICT開発センター長

Due to the difficult challenge of construction and a shortage of labor, we started our development of working robots in 2016. The robots have the ability to work while moving to the next location autonomously. We have designed these robots to be functionally safe and to incorporate risk avoidance. Safety management of robots and workers has also been taken into account.

The implementation of robots began last year. We would like to introduce the feature of the safe and effective robots.