Robot Standardisation

Structure of robot standardisation activities

The very dynamism of the Robotics sector means that technical standardisation plays a significant role within it; new possibilities and technological developments in robotics need to be reflected in the relevant standards.

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Current robot standardisation activities

Our current robot standardisation activities within ISO/TC 299 (until 31 Dec 2015 ISO/TC184/SC2) predominantly focus on safety aspects.

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"Energy performance for industrial robots“

VDMA Specification "Energy performance for industrial robots“ – now available in English language

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Separate ISO Committee for robotics

For the international robotics standardisation activities a separate Technical Committee (ISO/TC 299 "Robotics") was established on 1 January 2016.

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Technological Trends

Technological trends

The robotics market is a sector that enjoys particularly rapid growth, and which has undergone a process of rapid development.

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Cooperation with research institutes

Here you find a list of several research institutes with whom VDMA Robotics works together.

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Stefan Sagert

VDMA Robotics + Automation Association, Director of the Robotics Group, Standardisation Robotics, German mirror committee ISO/TC 299


(+49 69) 66 03-15 33


(+49 69) 66 03-25 33

Uli Köhler

VDMA Robotics + Automation, Assistant Robotics


(+49 69) 66 03-17 89


(+49 69) 66 03-27 89

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VDMA-Position Paper
VDMA-Position Paper "Safety in Human-Robot Collaboration"


Possible collaboration of humans and robots in shared workplaces without perimeter guarding opens up new possibilities and concepts in industry and production. The standardisation and legal situation allows for human-robot collaboration (HRC) within defined limits.

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