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Introduction to robotics

The term “robot” originates in the Slavic word “robota”, in the sense of laborious work. In the technical sense, however, industrial robots are defined as distinct from other automation devices and working machines.

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Some statitistical information from the IFR (International Federation of Robotics) such as robot volumes by application and regions.

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Absolute accuracy and repeatability

These are concepts that come into play when considering off-line programming or if the robot needs high path performance.

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Calculate robot cycle times

The key to establishing if a robot system can be financially justified is to compare the output of the robot with the output of the manual process.

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