Robotics is at an infertile stage of technology that crosses usual engineering limitations. The understanding the difficulty of robots and their application need knowledge of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and mathematics. New engineering fields, such as manufacturing engineering become known to deal with the complexity of the robotics and factory automation. This paper will illustrate a number of of the industrial robotic arms in the world and will show the mechanism and the components of the robotic arm. One of the sections is going to show the classification of robotics in general to increase more understanding of robotics, such as actuators types, application area and method of control. Design issues to build a robotic arm will be shown such as mobility, connectivity, redundancy and the number of degree. The characteristics of the hybrid robotic arms structure and why there is a demand in the use of hybrid structures is discussed.
|Title of host publication||2011 Ninth International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Feb 2012|