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A Flexible Three Fingered Robotic Hand

Abstract This paper addresses the design and implementation aspects of a flexible Three-Fingered Robotic Hand. The goal of designing 3-fingered robotic hand is to have minimal computation control approach for grasping and releasing an object ...

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Power Supply for Robots Part 1

MOST ROBOTS USE electric power. The two main sources of untethered electric power for mobile robotics are batteries and photovoltaic cells. In a few years fuel cells will become a third electric power source for robotics. Photovoltaic Cells</h ...

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Beginning of Robotics

History of Robotics Some historians believe the origin of ROBOTICS can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. It was around 270 BC when Ctesibus (a Greek engineer) made organs and water clocks with movable figures. Other historians believe rob ...

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First Look at Robotics

Introduction If you think robots are mainly the stuff of space movies, think again. Right now, all over the world, robots are on the move. They're painting cars at Ford plants, assembling Milano cookies for Pepperidge Farms, walking into live ...

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Chemical & Hazardous Material Handling Robotics

Among the many justifications for using robotics, the most important is to shield people from working in dangerous environments and from handling hazardous materials. From dealing with chemicals that are explosive to handling radioactive substances, ro ...

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Power Supply for Robots Part 2

Batteries Batteries are by far the most commonly used electric power supply for robotics. Batteries are so commonplace that it's easy to take them for granted. An understanding of batteries will help you choose batteries that will optimize yo ...

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Robotics in Composite Applications

Introduction Composites and robotics are practically made for each other. Because composites have such a wide variation among them from part to part, flexible industrial robotics is well matched for applying composites in the a ...

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Robotic Inspection

Introduction Robot-based inspections systems are an application whose time has come. As vision systems become increasingly powerful and flexible, more end-users will consider inspection tasks being integrated into robotic work ...

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Safety Light Curtains & Robotic Work Cells

Introduction If they are to provide adequate personnel and machine safeguarding, robotic work cells require traditional safety considerations, as well as additional safety light curtain adaptations. Robotics deliver flexible and tireless ...

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Robotic Aluminum MIG Welding

Robotic Aluminum MIG Welding presents many challenges. The aluminum MIG process is not as forgiving as steel and requires unique control to achieve successful results. A good understanding of the welding process and how to control it from the robot ar ...

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Robotic Automation

Designing products for robotic automation requires switching from a linear to a concurrent thought process and attention to details. 'If you don't have a product that's designed for automated assembly, you're not going to realize the full potential o ...

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Robotic Arc Welding

The number of robotic cells in U.S. industry has doubled since 1992, from 46,000 to 92,000. Between 15 and 17 percent of installed robots about 15,000 are used for arc welding. The U.S. is second only to Japan (with about 460,000 robots in use) ...

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Robo Removal & Parts Finishing

In fabricating just about any item, from children’s toys to aerospace turbine blades, inevitably a need will arise for some type of parts finishing. Whether it is degating a tiny injected plastic part or precisely grinding a large and heavy component ...

1 Comments. 815 views since Oct 4, 2008

Robotics I-CAT

Introduction Progress in various technologies - hardware, software and artificial intelligence - brings the vision of personal robotics closer. While much work is done on the technology many open questions needs to be answered about the social ...

1 Comments. 806 views since Sep 22, 2008

Strong, Consistent Robotic Welds

Did you ever stop to think about all the safety considerations involved when you adjust a car seat for comfort? Track Corporation of Grand Haven, Michigan, does. This manufacturer of mechanisms for the automotive industry conducts its own voluntary w ...

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Robotics Application Mistakes

As robot technologies continue to improve and evolve, the choices facing today’s robotics buyers continue to expand as well. How do you know what type of robot to choose? And more importantly, how can you avoid mistakes that you may not be aware of, ...

0 Comments. 688 views since Sep 26, 2008