Robotic Inspection

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Since the target function of inspection is to detect manufacturing imperfections, it is imperative that the inspection process itself be free of error. Industrial robots have an advantage over human operators in the performance of inspection and testing in that, once programmed, robots will perform a task in precisely the same manner every time.


Industrial Robot Automobile Engine Inspection Process Ultrasonic Inspection Remote Manipulator 


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