Author: jeremyhadall

MTC Industrial Robotics White Paper

Introduction Manufacturing industries have been using robots since the first industrial robot was developed during the 1950’s with General Motors installing the first Unimate UR1 (considered to be the first industrial robot) in 1961 to provide a level of consistency and performance that a human operator was not able to achieve (1). Since the advent of microprocessor controlled robots, their use has become more widespread with the automotive industry taking the lead. However, whilst other nations have embraced industrial robots the UK lagged behind with only the automotive industry firmly embracing industrial robots. In this paper, we aim to...

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