Comprehensive and extensively illustrated,
this outstanding reference provides a unique overview of robotics, its
hardware, various types, their functions, social issues surrounding their use,
and their future in industry.
Presents information obtained from a variety
of knowledgeable sources. Provides an extensive list of various robotics
systems, and the potential of "smart robots" grouped into types of
models. Includes important technical material on tolerances, load carrying
capacities, price, and names and addresses of companies and individuals to
contact for further information.
Introduction to Robotics. Robot
Configuration. Sensor Systems. Tooling. Application Information. Computer
Programming and Integration. Robotic Control Systems. Safety Considerations.
Economics of Robotics. Socioeconomic Impact of Robotics. Current Robotic
Systems. International Robotic Development. Impact of Robots on Jobs. The
Future of Robotics. Index.