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Access the Fall 2021 Edition of the USNC Current: “Robots and Robotic Safety”


The latest edition of the USNC Current, "Robots and Robotic Safety" is now available. Access the issue, published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The issue explores how standardization work helps to safely guide the development of industrial robotics and sheds light on how the pandemic has accelerated consumer interest in and comfort with the services provided by consumer robots and consumer-facing robots.

Feature articles in the issue include:

  • Using Standards to Help Guide the Safe Development of Commercial and Industrial Robotics and Automated Equipment
  • Consumer Robotics: Landscape and Opportunities
  • Emerging Technologies and Standardization
  • USNC Welcomes IEC Members to the IEC 2022 General Meeting in San Francisco

The issue also provides details on a call for action and participation in standards and details on USNC training opportunities.

Access the USNC Current - Fall 2021 Edition.

If you are interested in contributing to the next publication of the USNC Current, please submit proposed news items to Megan Pahl [email protected].

About the USNC

A committee of ANSI, the USNC serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry. The committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation.

As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC is a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S., and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. Strong U.S. participation in the IEC is critical to national competitiveness and the continued growth and innovation in the U.S. electrotechnical industries.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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