ISO 10218

ISO 10218 Robots and robotic devices — Safety requirements for industrial robots is an international standard for robot safety, developed by ISO/TC 184/SC 2 "Robots and robotic devices"[1] in parallel with the European Committee for Standardization. It consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: Robots[2]
  • Part 2: Robot systems and integration[3]

As a European standard it has the designation EN ISO 10218-1 and -2 (not to be mixed with EN 10218).

To address the new field of safety requirements of Cobots ISO/TS 15066 [4] has been published in addition to ISO 10218.


  1. ^ TC 184/SC 2, Robots and robotic devices
  2. ^ ISO 10218-1:2011 Robots and robotic devices — Safety requirements for industrial robots — Part 1: Robots
  3. ^ ISO 10218-2:2011 Robots and robotic devices — Safety requirements for industrial robots — Part 2: Robot systems and integration
  4. ^ ISO/TS 15066:2016 Robots and robotic devices — Collaborative robots

A cobot or co-robot (from collaborative robot) is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace.

This is in contrast with other robots, designed to operate autonomously or with limited guidance, which is what most industrial robots were up until the decade of the 2010s.

Cobots can have many roles — from autonomous robots capable of working together with humans in an office environment that can ask you for help, to industrial robots having their protective guards removed. Collaborative industrial robots are highly complex machines which are able to work hand in hand with human beings. The robots support and relieve the human operator in a conjoint work flow.

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Workplace robotics safety

Workplace robotics safety is an aspect of occupational safety and health when robots are used in the workplace. This includes traditional industrial robots as well as emerging technologies such as drone aircraft and wearable robotic exoskeletons. Types of accidents include collisions, crushing, and injuries from mechanical parts. Hazard controls include physical barriers, good work practices, and proper maintenance.

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