Faculty Publications

Title

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND ROBOTICS EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Technical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Abstract

The 'Systems Approach' is designed to meet the demand for skilled technicians capable of servicing and maintaining among other things, industrial robots. The systems approach is based on the fact that most industrial machines involve one or more of electrical/electronics, fluid (hydraulic, pneumatic and fluidics), mechanical and thermal systems. An indepth applied and theoretical knowledge of such systems could enable a graduate to maintain, service and operate robots. To examine this concept, students were assigned to develop a microprocessor-controlled robot that used electrical, mechanical and hydraulic methods of actuation. It was found that being familiar with the systems involved, students considered their robotic project as a typical automated machine and had no difficulty in construction, troubleshooting or maintenance of the robot.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1984

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