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Industrial robot

Industrial robotics refers to the study, design and use of robots for manufacturing. Applications for industrial robots include welding, painting, assembly, product inspection and testing.

There are a small number of commonly used configurations for industrial automation, including articulated robots[?] (the most common), SCARA robots and gantry robots[?] (a.k.a. Cartesian robots or x-y-z robots).

Robot actions are determined by programmed routines that specify the direction, speed, and distance of a series of coordinated motions. For more precise guidance, robots are often assisted by machine vision systems acting as the "eyes".

History of Industrial Robotics

The first company to produce an industrial robot was Unimation.

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