Robotics Sourcebook

Robotics Sourcebook

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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.Also called a wiring elementary or ladder diagram. element type A structure elementa#39;s identifying classification, such as ... stop A method using hardware- based components that overrides all other robot controls, removes drive power from the robot ... into a coded language. encoder A transducer used to convert angular or linear position or velocity into electrical signals. ... Encoders are becoming popular with CNC systems because their digital quality can be readily compared with theanbsp;...

Title:Robotics Sourcebook
Author:V. Daniel Hunt
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02


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