Robots that think and feel

Roney, Ed
January 2006
Welding Design & Fabrication;Jan2006, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of robotic vision systems in the welding industry. PC-based vision systems now are combined with robots, especially for electromechanical assembly. The latest robotic innovations involve systems front ended with vision and equipped with force sensors. These units reduce the drudgery and inaccuracy of manual assembly, and can operate throughout a shift without downtime. Thus robotic vision systems are used in more general industrial applications because of their greater agility.


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