Introduction to Robotics in CIM Systems

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For one-quarter/semester, freshman through senior-level courses in two-and four-year colleges in Introduction to Robotics, Manufacturing Automation, or Production Design. Featuring a careful balance of theory and application techniques, this introduction to robotics shows students how to design and build a robot-driven automated work cell-from selection of hardware through programming of the devices to economic justification of the project. Written from a manufacturing perspective, it does not address robots in an isolated manner, but rather explores the broad topic of industrial work cells that contain a robot-including robot automation and all the other technology needed in the automated work cell to integrate the robot with the work environment and with the enterprise data base.