Robots And Automated ManufactureBook - 1985
To serve its purpose, an industrial robot must be harnessed to a manufacturing task, be it welding, assembly, adjustment or the inspection of food products. Complex tasks are likely to require offline programming, both for economy of equipment use and to permit computer simulations for collision avoidance. Vision and other sensory systems are helping to extend the capabilities of robots, while programming techniques are making their use more accessible to the shop floor.
Publisher: London P. Peregrinus 1985