Today, industrial robots
are a common sight. You can find them everywhere - from small job shops to large automotive lines. But it wasn't always like this.
In reality, the 6-axis, articulated, industrial robot
is a fairly recent invention, albeit one that involved many designs, inventors, and companies.
An American inventor, George Devol, was the first to develop a programmable robot in 1954. Another inventor, Joseph Engelberger, advanced the design still further.