Robotics Sourcebook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444012982, 9780444601612

Robotics Sourcebook

1st Edition

Authors: V. Daniel Hunt
eBook ISBN: 9780444601612
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1988
Page Count: 334
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Description

Robotics Sourcebook provides concise, up-to-date definitions of the terms, acronyms, and abbreviations currently used in robotics. It covers industrial robots, smart robots, and military robots, as well as machine vision, laser systems, CAD/CAM/CIM, advanced manufacturing technology, production processes, bar code identification, and factories of the future. It explains how robots work, and it presents key factors in robot implementation, as well as examples of typical applications, from assembly functions and die-casting to foundry, inspection, and forging. It also analyzes the world robotics market and includes forecasts of market trends.
Divided into four parts encompassing 12 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the robotics industry and U.S. industrial performance, along with current international competitors and their markets, including Japan, Western Europe, France, Britain, and West Germany. It proceeds with a discussion of technological developments, research and development, standards, international agreements, definitions of terms, and robotics programs such as those of NASA, the National Science Foundation, U.S. Navy Robotics, and the United Kingdom. Also included is extensive reference material that contains points of contact for additional information and a detailed bibliography, plus photographs, charts, and diagrams. This book should be a useful reference source for engineers or professionals working in the field of industrial robotics.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgements

Part I Robot Technology

1. The Robotics Industry

Introduction

Definition of Industrial Robot

Approach to the Use of Robots

Structure of Industry

Typical U.S. Robot

Manufacturers

2. How Robots Work

Elements of Robot Systems

Robot Sensors

3. Typical Robot Applications

Material Handling

Assembly

Welding

Spray Painting/Coating

Die Casting

Forging

Press Operations

Foundry

Inspection

Part II Industry Competitiveness

4. U.S. Industry Performance

Production and Shipments

Domestic Production Capacity

Import Penetration

Export Performance

Capital Investment

Research and Development

Prices

Outlook for the U.S. Robotics

Industry

5. World Class Competitiveness

Competitive Factors

U.S. Government Support for Robots

6. International Competitors and Their Markets

Japan

Western Europe

United Kingdom

West Germany

Sweden

France

CMEA Countries

7. Market Trends and Future Competitiveness

Technology

Research and Development

Standards

International Agreements

Part III Terminology

8. Definitions A to Z

Part IV Reference Material

9. Points of Contact

10· Acronyms and Abbreviations

11. Bibliography

12. Robotic Programs




Details

No. of pages:
334
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444601612

About the Author

V. Daniel Hunt

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