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Robotics in Practice

Management and applications of industrial robots

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Fundamentals and management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Robot use in manufacturing

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 3-17
    3. Robot anatomy

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 19-40
    4. End effectors: hands, grippers, pickups and tools

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 41-58
    5. Matching robots to the workplace

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 59-74
    6. Reliability, maintenance and safety

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 75-91
    7. Organizing to support robotics

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 93-99
    8. Robot economics

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 101-110
    9. Sociological impact of robots

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 111-116
    10. Future capabilities

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 117-138
  3. Application studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Die casting applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 141-157
    3. Spot welding applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 159-170
    4. Arc welding applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 171-179
    5. Investment casting applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 181-188
    6. Forging applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 189-196
    7. Press work applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 197-205
    8. Spray painting applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 207-215
    9. Plastic molding applications

      • Joseph F. Engelberger
      Pages 217-223

About this book

THE REAL THING by Isaac Asimov Back in 1939, when I was still a teenager, I began to write (and publish) a series of stories about robots which, for the first time in science fiction, were pictured as having been deliberately engineered to do their job safely. They were not intended to be creaky Gothic menaces, nor outlets for mawkish sentiment. They were simply well-designed machines. Beginning in 1942, I crystallized this notion in what I called 'The Three Laws of Robotics' and, in 1950, nine of my robot stories were collected into a book, I, Robot. I did not at that time seriously believe that I would live to see robots in action and robotics becoming a booming industry .... Yet here we are, better yet, I am alive to see it. But then, why shouldn't they be with us? Robots fulfil an important role in industry. They do simple and repetitive jobs more steadily, more reliably, and more uncomplainingly than a human being could - or should. Does a robot displace a human being? Certainly, but he does so at a job that, simply because a robot can do it, is beneath the dignity of a human being; a job that is no more than mindless drudgery. Better and more human jobs can be found for human beings - and should.

Keywords

  • Evolution
  • Welding Robot
  • automation
  • industrial robot
  • programming
  • robot
  • robotics
  • science

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Robotics in Practice

  • Book Subtitle: Management and applications of industrial robots

  • Authors: Joseph F. Engelberger

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7120-5

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Joseph F. Engelberger 1980

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-0-85038-669-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4684-7120-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 291

  • Number of Illustrations: 88 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Control, Robotics, Automation, Humanities and Social Sciences

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4684-7120-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)