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Steijn, W.M.P. (author), van Oosterhout, J. (author), van der Vorm, J.K.J. (author), Jansen, A. (author), Schragen, J.M.C. (author)
Since the start of the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century, machines have been used to support people in difficult tasks. To keep people safe when using these machines, people and machines are usually kept separate in accordance with current health and safety requirements (European Directive 2006/42/EG machinery, Appendix 1)....
report 2019
Steijn, W. (author), Luiijf, E. (author), van der Beek, D. (author)
For decades now, robots have been a key part of future visions in films and books. As long ago as 1920, Karel Čapek wrote a play called RUR (Rossum’s Universal Robots). The first real robot, ‘Gargantuan’, was constructed between 1935 and 1937. It was made completely out of Meccano. Today’s industrial robots strongly resemble those introduced on...
report 2016