Welding Certification for Autonomous Robotized Welding
The increased production of more and more complex products challenges the accuracy of manual welding, and increase the time it takes to program automatic welding systems. The main objective for the article is to explore if current regulations and standards are able to accommodate the shift from automatic welding to autonomous welding systems. To do this, the most current and applicable standards have been analyzed. The findings are that most of the current standards have room to accommodate autonomous systems, given that the correct safety precautions are taken.
Publisher's version: http://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2016.7793202Presentation IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 23.-26. October 2016, in Firenze (Florence), Italy.