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Industrial Robotics

Hägele, Martin; Nilsson, Klas LU and Pires, Norberto J. (2008) In Handbook of Robotics
Abstract
Most robots today can trace their origin to early

industrial robot designs. Much of the technology

that makes robots more human-friendly and

adaptable for different applications has emerged

from manufacturers of industrial robots. Industrial

robots are by far the largest commercial

application of robotics technology today. All the

important foundations for robot control were initially

developed with industrial applications in

mind. These applications deserve special attention

in order to understand the origin of robotics

science and to appreciate many unsolved problems

that still prevent the wider use of robots

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Most robots today can trace their origin to early

industrial robot designs. Much of the technology

that makes robots more human-friendly and

adaptable for different applications has emerged

from manufacturers of industrial robots. Industrial

robots are by far the largest commercial

application of robotics technology today. All the

important foundations for robot control were initially

developed with industrial applications in

mind. These applications deserve special attention

in order to understand the origin of robotics

science and to appreciate many unsolved problems

that still prevent the wider use of robots

in manufacturing. In this chapter we present a

brief history and descriptions of typical industrial

robotics applications. We show how robots

with different mechanisms fit different applications.

Even though robots are well established in

large-scale manufacturing, particularly in automobile

and related component assembly, there

are still many challenging problems to solve.

The range of feasible applications could significantly

increase if robots were easier to install, to

integrate with other manufacturing processes, and to program, particularly with adaptive

sensing and automatic error recovery. We outline

some of these remaining challenges for

researchers. (Less)
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industrial robot designs. Much of the technology<br/><br>
that makes robots more human-friendly and<br/><br>
adaptable for different applications has emerged<br/><br>
from manufacturers of industrial robots. Industrial<br/><br>
robots are by far the largest commercial<br/><br>
application of robotics technology today. All the<br/><br>
important foundations for robot control were initially<br/><br>
developed with industrial applications in<br/><br>
mind. These applications deserve special attention<br/><br>
in order to understand the origin of robotics<br/><br>
science and to appreciate many unsolved problems<br/><br>
that still prevent the wider use of robots<br/><br>
in manufacturing. In this chapter we present a<br/><br>
brief history and descriptions of typical industrial<br/><br>
robotics applications. We show how robots<br/><br>
with different mechanisms fit different applications.<br/><br>
Even though robots are well established in<br/><br>
large-scale manufacturing, particularly in automobile<br/><br>
and related component assembly, there<br/><br>
are still many challenging problems to solve.<br/><br>
The range of feasible applications could significantly<br/><br>
increase if robots were easier to install, to<br/><br>
integrate with other manufacturing processes, and to program, particularly with adaptive<br/><br>
sensing and automatic error recovery. We outline<br/><br>
some of these remaining challenges for<br/><br>
researchers.},
  author       = {Hägele, Martin and Nilsson, Klas and Pires, Norberto J.},
  editor       = {Siciliano, Bruno and Khatib, Oussama},
  isbn         = {978-3-540-23957-4},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Handbook of Robotics},
  title        = {Industrial Robotics},
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