34. Justification of Robotics Systems

  1. Shimon Y. Nof
  1. John J. Mills1,
  2. G. T. Stevens1,
  3. Brian Huff1 and
  4. Adrien Presley2

Published Online: 29 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172506.ch34

Handbook of Industrial Robotics, Second Edition

Handbook of Industrial Robotics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mills, J. J., Stevens, G. T., Huff, B. and Presley, A. (1999) Justification of Robotics Systems, in Handbook of Industrial Robotics, Second Edition (ed S. Y. Nof), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172506.ch34

Editor Information

  1. School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Business and Accountancy, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471177838

Online ISBN: 9780470172506



  • robotic systems economic evaluation and justification;
  • alternative manufacturing methods;
  • robotization benefits and justification;
  • strategic analysis matrices;
  • robotic systems economics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Procedure for Evaluating Traditional Robot Applications

  • New Approaches to the Justification of Robotics Applications

  • Proposed Modifications and Extensions to Traditional Cost Comparison Techniques

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References