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What Every Engineer Should Know about Robots : What Every Engineer Should Know - Maurice Zeldman

What Every Engineer Should Know about Robots

What Every Engineer Should Know

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Published: 1st March 1984
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Summarizes the technology & economics of robotics. Features: history, terminology, trends, & basic robot types; assesment of robot productivity; listing of major robot manufacturers & generic data on robot systems currently available in the U. S.

Prefacep. iii
List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. ix
Robot History: Backgroundp. 1
Domestic Market for Robots 1980-1982p. 13
Trends in the Robot Marketp. 14
Japanese Robot Historyp. 25
Robot Industry Future Projectionsp. 29
Basic Robot Terminologyp. 31
Servo Systemsp. 32
Point to Point Systemsp. 32
Continuous Path Systemsp. 33
Slewingp. 34
Mechanical Transfer Devisesp. 34
Limited Sequence Robotsp. 35
Program Control Systemsp. 35
Programmable Controlsp. 36
Computer Systemsp. 37
Sensory Robotsp. 37
Artificial Intelligencep. 38
Assembly Robotsp. 39
Adaptive Controlp. 39
Diagnosticsp. 40
Editingp. 40
Robot Coordinate Systemsp. 41
Grippers and Wrists (End Effectors)p. 43
Robot Wrist Motionsp. 45
Industrial Robot Sensorsp. 46
Home Positionp. 47
Manual Modep. 48
Teaching Modep. 48
Tracking a Moving Linep. 49
Off-Line Programmingp. 50
Program Interactionsp. 50
Scalingp. 51
Straight Line Operationp. 52
Artificial Intelligencep. 53
Robotics and Productivityp. 63
Productivity and Investmentp. 63
Factors Affecting Productivityp. 66
Robot Impact on Productivityp. 71
Economics of Robotsp. 73
Where Robots Pay Off Todayp. 74
Financial Analysis of a Robotp. 76
Robot Cost Justification Studyp. 83
Labor's Reaction to Robotsp. 93
How to Specify a Robotp. 95
Robot Manufacturersp. 107
Manufacturer's Photographsp. 109
Robot Safetyp. 131
Robot Mounting Systemsp. 135
Sophistication and Trainingp. 137
Trainingp. 139
Trade-Off Studiesp. 140
Never Let Gop. 140
Conclusionp. 143
Bibliographyp. 147
1984 List of Robot Manufacturersp. 155
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780824771232
ISBN-10: 0824771230
Series: What Every Engineer Should Know : Book 11
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 1st March 1984
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.14  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1