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In robot configurations it is desirable to be able to obtain an arbitrary orientation of the output element or end-effector. This implies a minimum of two independent rotations about two (generally perpendicular) intersecting axes. If, in addition, the out element performs a mechanical task such as in manufacturing or assembly (e.g., drilling, turning, boring, etc.) it may be necessary for the end-effector to rotate about its axis. If such a motion is to be realized with gearing, this necessitates a three-degree-of-freedom, three-dimensional gear train, which provides a mechanical drive of gyroscopic complexity; i.e., a drive with independently controlled inputs about three axes corresponding to azimuth, nutation, and spin.
Pretty much everyone old enough to utter the familiar, dual syllabic refrain of “beep boop” in the electro-mechanical, monotone pitch from every sci-fi movie ever made has the same idea of what a robot looks likes.
September 3-11 the 1986 International Machine Tool Show, "The World of Manufacturing Technology", will be held at the McCormick Place Exposition Center in Chicago. More that 1000 exhibits from over thirty countries are planned. These exhibits will present a complete range of machine-tool products from 2-story high presses to complete manufacturing systems, lathes, lasers, CAD/CAM systems and robotics.
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1 ABB to Become First Global Industrial Robotics Company to Manufacture Robots in the United States (July 27, 2015)
ABB recently announced that it is to start producing robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company ... Read News
2 Arrow Gear and Motoman Robotics Offers Chamfering/Deburring Solutions (October 6, 2010)
PerfectEdge, a complete, full function robotic solution, meets the challenges of tight tolerance chamfering, deburring or finishing proce... Read News
3 Sandvik, Haas and ABB Robotics Celebrate Tech Center (November 29, 2010)
Sandvik Coromant recently participated in the grand opening ceremony of the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) at Vincennes Universit... Read News
4 North American Robotics Market has Strongest Year Ever in 2014 (February 6, 2015)
Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry&rsqu... Read News
5 ABB Robotics Receives Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence Award (December 16, 2015)
ABB Robotics received the Global Powertrain Manufacturing Excellence award from the Ford Motor Company at the Ford Powertrain Manufacturi... Read News