Dr. Martin Kidman

Market Product Manager – Safety Solutions, SICK UK LTD

Martin was elected to the BARA Council at the end of 2022 as a General Member Representative. He is an experienced engineer with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, is a Functional Safety Engineer (TUV Rheinland) and qualified to deliver the TUV (Saar) Engineers course. Martin has 20+ years’ experience in Industrial Engineering specialising in Functional Safety and is a recognised Functional Safety expert for Robotics and AGV/AMR applications at SICK and the BSI (Standards Committee member). As UK Product Manager for all SICK safety products, systems and services Martin has a deep passion for Safety and Automation.

Safety in industrial and collaborative robotics

20 June 2023

  • Legislation and standards
  • C-Type Standards
  • ISO 10218-2
  • Industrial robot application saftey solutions
  • Collaborative robot methods (ISO/TS 15066)
  • Collaborative robot application Saftey Solutions

Jeff Burntsein

President, A3 – Association for Advancing Automation

Jeff Burnstein is President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the leading North American trade group representing over 1160 global companies involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, vision, motion control and related automation technologies. Burnstein joined the association in 1983 and has held a variety of senior positions, culminating in his promotion to President in 2007. He is a frequent commentator in the media, often discusses automation issues with policy makers, and regularly speaks at global conferences on issues such as global automation trends, the impact of automation on jobs and the future of automation beyond the factory floor. Burnstein also serves on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
He was recently named the winner of the 2023 Engelberger Award for Leadership, considered the “Nobel Prize of Robotics.”

North American Robotics and Automation trends

21 June 2023

  • An update on the robotics market size in North America and current trends
  • A look at leading application areas today
  • Discussion of promising application areas for the future
  • The impacts of the increasing adoption of robots on jobs

Jason Reed CMSE

(TÜV Certified Machinery Safety Expert) CECE (TÜV Certified Expert CE Marking) – Pilz Automation Technology

Jason Reed is a time served electro-mechanical engineer turned safety specialist who has been involved in the machinery safety industry for over 16 years, including participation in relevant standards committees.  He has experience in projects across a wide variety of industries and applications and is well versed in the current issues manufacturing companies face and need to consider in order to comply with the latest safety legislation and standards.

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