Robots are increasingly being used in environments where they are exposed to the public, whether it be in a shopping mall, a grocery store, a restaurant, an airport, or in the home. This raises concerns about whether these commercial & consumer robots can be trusted to operate safely around people, especially vulnerable groups such as children and elderly. Even when no humans are present, having a robot in a home or work place can increase risk. As a result, standards have been developed describing how these robots are to be assessed in terms of construction, materials, design, and testing to substantially reduce risk and increase public safety. In this presentation, UL’s Jason Smith and Karen Reddington will introduce these safety standards, including the new UL 3300, the standard for robotics systems, including service, information, educational and entertainment robots. Topics such as electrical safety, battery safety, safe mobility and functional safety, and designing for compliance will also be discussed.