A safety system is designed to use small, low-cost radars embedded in joints and end effectors of a robot to monitor an environment for potential safety hazards. In this way, the radars directly detect obstacles with respect to the moving parts of the robot. A safety controller analyzes the obstacle data provided by the radars and determines an appropriate operating state of the robot based on predefined safety requirements.
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Lien, Jaime; Amihood, Patrick M.; Javidan, Ali Javan; Karagozler, Mustafa Emre; Olson, Erik M.; and Poupyrev, Ivan, "Embedding Radars in Robots for Safety and Obstacle Detection", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 02, 2017)