Introduction Robotics are often used in manufacturing products Robots in manufacturing are either programmed by computers or they can be controlled by someone directly Manufacturing is one of the major industries in the world What is Robotics in Manufacturing To understand robotics in manufacturing you must understand the definition of the two words. A robot is a A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance. Manufacturing is To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation. Robotic Manufacturing is the use of a robot too make raw material into a finished product. Countries that use robots in manufacturing The many uses of Robots in Manufacturing Automobile Manufacturing CD manufacturing Refrigerator manufacturers Air Conditioning manufacturers The Future As you know the main goal in robotics in manufacturing is to increase quality and efficiency. Obviously in the future the goal would be to eliminate error with quality and efficiency.

Robots may one day be capable of this. Robots will wipe out error and inefficiency. Robots will replace all jobs that require physical work in manufacturing. Entire manufacturing factories will be completely automated by robots. Automobile Manufacturing Robots are programmed to solder automobile parts together and place accessories like doors, hoods, and trunks.

Almost all modern automobile manufacturing companies are almost entirely automated with robots. Robots can have a higher payload than humans making it easier for them too work with heavy parts. Most robots that are used in automobile manufacturing are "articulated and jointed arm " robots that can place components together. Pictures of Robotic Manufacturing CD Manufacturing Computers are also programmed for Electrolysis to make CD's A vacuuming robot is used to move CDs around by sucking them up and dropping the CD on another conveyor belt. Pros of Robotics in Manufacturing Robots can design and manufacture specialized equipment which automates manufacturing processes, increases productivity and decreases on-the-job injury and prevent contact with hazardous material optimize labor, lower costs, improve quality, minimize waste and provide a safer work environment Compared to CNC machines for manufacturing, robots provide a flexible, easily reprogram able and cheap alternative. However, the main drawback of robotic manufacturing has been the low positioning accuracy.

Citations Test 1. What is robotic manufacturing? 2. What country is number one robotic manufacturing? 3. What is the main goal in robotics in manufacturing (hint the same as in any automated system) 4. What type of robots are used to place components together in robotic manufacturing? 5. What is the major draw backs of robotic manufacturing? 6.

List at least 2 of the pros of robotic manufacturing? (3 points extra credit for each extra one).