Chapter 5. Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics

  1. William Smothers
  1. Ralph L. Dratch1 and
  2. Charles S. Skinner2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch5

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Dratch, R. L. and Skinner, C. S. (1984) Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics, in Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    PA Technology 707 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08450

  2. 2

    Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. 8800 E. Pleasant Valley, Cleveland, OH 44131

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374177

Online ISBN: 9780470320235

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Keywords:

  • robotics;
  • robot institute;
  • pneumatic power;
  • hydraulic motors;
  • non-servo designs

Summary

Basic types of industrial robots are defined from a user's viewpoint. An overview of robot motion characteristics is presented as a means of differentiating currently available robotic systems. Non-servo and servo-controlled robots are defined along with advantages and disadvantages of each. Implementation is discussed from both a technical and economic viewpoint. Implementation costs are broken down into capital, development, and recurring expenses. In closing, a hypothesis is presented for how the factory of the future will develop and the impact this will have on the industrial robot market.