This ISO document specifies requirements for the inherently safe design, protective measures and information for use of robots for an industrial environment.
This ISO document addresses the robot as an incomplete machine.
This ISO document is not applicable to the following uses and products:
- law enforcement;
- military (defence);
- airborne and space robots, including outer space;
- medical robots;
- healthcare robots;
- prosthetics and other aids for the physically impaired;
- service robots, which provide a service to a person and as such the public can have access;
- consumer products as this is household use to which the public can have access;
- lifting or transporting people;
- mobile platforms;
- tele-operated manipulators.
Note 1 Requirements for robot systems, integration, and applications are covered in ISO 10218-2.
Note 2 Additional hazards can be created by specific applications (e.g. welding, laser cutting, machining). These system-related hazards need to be considered during robot system and robot application design. See ISO 10218-2.
This document deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events when used as intended and under specified conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer.
This document does not cover the hazards related to:
- severe conditions (e.g. extreme climates, freezer applications, strong magnetic fields) outside of manufacturer’s specification;
- underground use
- specific hygienic requirements;
- use in nuclear environments;
- use in potentially explosive environments;
- use in environments with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation levels;
- hazardous ionizing and non-ionizing radiation;
- handling loads the nature of which can lead to dangerous situations (e.g. molten metals, acids/bases, radiating materials);
- handling or lifting or transporting people;
- the public or non-working adults have access, i.e. service robots, consumer products.
Noise emission is generally not considered a significant hazard of the robot alone, and consequently noise is excluded from the scope of this document.
This is not applicable to robots that were manufactured prior to its publication date.