Robotics technology and applications

  • D. A. Milner
  • V. C. Vasiliou


The first industrial robot, delivered and installed in a General Motors’ automobile plant in 1961, was designed and manufactured by Unimation Inc, the pioneering firm in the robotics field and presently the world’s largest robot supplier. The earliest applications of robots were in foundry operations, such as the loading and unloading of die cast machines.


Industrial Robot Robotic Technology Feedback Device Flexible Automation Hourly Cost 
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  • V. C. Vasiliou

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