ISO 13482:2014 Preview

Robots and robotic devices -- Safety requirements for personal care robots

ISO 13482:2014 specifies requirements and guidelines for the inherently safe design, protective measures, and information for use of personal care robots, in particular the following three types of personal care robots:

  • mobile servant robot;
  • physical assistant robot;
  • person carrier robot.

These robots typically perform tasks to improve the quality of life of intended users, irrespective of age or capability. ISO 13482:2014 describes hazards associated with the use of these robots, and provides requirements to eliminate, or reduce, the risks associated with these hazards to an acceptable level. ISO 13482:2014 covers human-robot physical contact applications.

ISO 13482:2014 presents significant hazards and describes how to deal with them for each personal care robot type.

ISO 13482:2014 covers robotic devices used in personal care applications, which are treated as personal care robots.

ISO 13482:2014 is limited to earthbound robots.

ISO 13482:2014 does not apply to:

  • robots travelling faster than 20 km/h
  • robot toys;
  • water-borne robots and flying robots;
  • industrial robots, which are covered in ISO 10218;
  • robots as medical devices;
  • military or public force application robots.

The scope of ISO 13482:2014 is limited primarily to human care related hazards but, where appropriate, it includes domestic animals or property (defined as safety-related objects), when the personal care robot is properly installed and maintained and used for its intended purpose or under conditions which can reasonably be foreseen.

ISO 13482:2014 is not applicable to robots manufactured prior to its publication date.

ISO 13482:2014 deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations or hazardous events as described in Annex A. Attention is drawn to the fact that for hazards related to impact (e.g. due to a collision) no exhaustive and internationally recognized data (e.g. pain or injury limits) exist at the time of publication of ISO 13482:2014.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2014-02
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 79
  • :
    ISO/TC 299
    Robotics
  • 25.040.30
    Industrial robots. Manipulators

Buy this standard

Format Language
PDF + ePub
Paper
PDF
  • CHF178

Got a question?

Check out our FAQs


Customer care
+41 22 749 08 88

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday - 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00 (UTC+1)

You may be interested in:

Pepper the robot and a young woman chatting
By Maria Lazarte on
Robots to the rescue!
It won’t be long before robots become a normal part of our everyday lives. Soon, our mobile companions will provide everything from coaching to communication to companionship, keeping us independent as we grow older. The era of human and robot interaction has begun, and it is changing the way we experience...
My take on Davos and the 4th industrial revolution
By Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary-General Walking the snowy streets of the small Swiss town of Davos, it’s impressive to know that 40 heads of state and 2 500 leaders from business and society are here to talk about some of the most important global challenges facing us today.
http://www.iso.org/standard/
By Maria Lazarte on
Enter the first cyborg-type robot
What if cyborgs were real? Partly robot, partly man, functioning as one. No, we are not talking science fiction anymore. The first one is here and his name is HAL.
http://www.iso.org/standard/
Caring robots get the green light
From friendly Wall-E and helpful R2D2 to the dystopian worlds of the Matrix and Terminator, robots have captured our imagination and visions of the future for generations. But the time is fast approaching where interactions between humans and artificial intelligence become part and parcel of our daily...

Keep up to date with ISO

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest news, views and product information