Introduction to Robotics

  • B. S. Dhillon


The great advances in technology of the past decades have resulted in largely automated industrial processes with ever-decreasing degrees of human operator participation. It is probably safe to state that fully automated factories are only decades away. Robots provide manufacturers with more flexibility than other types of automation. Furthermore, the cost associated with robots has been decreasing at a significant rate over the years. For example, Unimation Inc. [1] claims that in 1981, in the United States automotive industry, a robot’s hourly cost was about 30% of the labor costs in 1966.


Robot System Industrial Robot Robotic Research Work Item Electric Machinery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Dhillon
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  1. 1.Engineering Management Programme Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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