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Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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|Title:||Robots shine at the Assembly and Automation Expo|
|Author(s):||Richard Bloss, (Associate Editor, Industrial Robot)|
|Citation:||Richard Bloss, (2011) "Robots shine at the Assembly and Automation Expo", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 38 Iss: 4, pp.349 - 351|
|Keywords:||Adhesives, Assembly, Robotics|
|DOI:||10.1108/01439911111132030 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper seeks to review the Assembly and Automation Expo in Chicago with emphasis on new robot innovations and applications on display.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper includes in-depth interviews with exhibitors of robots as well as system integrators who apply robots to specific categories of applications.
Findings – Robots are an ever increasingly important part of assembly automation. Robot suppliers continue to innovate to expand the capabilities and adaptabilities of their offerings. System integrators are smarter about applying robots to maximize their benefit to the overall system.
Originality/value – Automated assembly system customers can find smarter and more cost-effective answers to their requirements as the robots become better at addressing requirements for an ever-widening range of applications.
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