Robotics Safety and Standardisation

InnoTec training sessions focus on safety standard and benefits of adopting standards and cover:

  • Industrial Robot
  • Service Robot
  • Medical Robot

The training sessions are managed by Prof Gurvinder S Virk, outstanding member of several working groups in standardisation (ISO and IEC) and Chairman of WGs in Robotics (Gaps and Structure and Modularity for service Robots) and in Electrical equipment in medical practice (Medical electrical equipment and systems using robotic technology).

Robotoics Safety

Prof Gurvinder is InnoTec Technical Director and has more than 30 years’ experience in international research collaboration, teaching, administration, finance and project management with technical expertise in Control theory and control applications, Climbing and walking robots, Olfactory navigation of mobile robots, Wearable robots, Robot safety for medical/non-medical robots and Renewable energy systems.

Former Professor at Universities of Gavle & KTH (Sweden) and Massey (NZ), Universities of Leeds & Portsmouth (UK) and currently Adjunct Professor at IIT Ropar, India and Trustee of CLAWAR UK (registered charity). Chairman of several international robot standardisation groups (ISO TC299/WG2 Personal care robot safety, 2006-2016; IEC SC62A & ISO TC299 JWG9 Medical electrical equipment and systems using robotic technology; ISO TC299/WG6 Modularity of service robots; ISO TC299/SG1 Gaps and structure: euRobotics Topic Group Standardisation Coordinator for H2020, 2013-present).

He has > 360 publications, 16 successfully supervised PhDs, >100 invited seminars, FIET, CEng, FIMA, CMath, FCIBSE, MIEEE, £20M research funding from UK and EU in over 50 research projects, and currently member of boards of several journals on robotics (Industrial Robot, Robotics and autonomous systems, Advanced robotic systems). Awarded Freedom of the City of London via WCIT.


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