All the pretty robotic systems

Jul 15, 2013

There are several different systems that need to work together in order for a robot to perform a specific application well. The robotic systems include the controller, the body, power, sensors, and tools.


A robot­ic sys­tem has sev­er­al dif­fer­ent sys­tems that must work togeth­er for the robot to per­form a cer­tain appli­ca­tion. Like the sys­tems of the human body – ner­vous sys­tem, car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem, etc. – if these robot­ic sys­tems do not work well togeth­er, the robot will break down, which makes them depen­dent on each oth­er, like the heart is depen­dent on the lungs, and vice ver­sa. These sys­tems are the con­troller, the body, pow­er, sen­sors, and tools.

The con­troller, the brain of the robot, is where the robot is pro­grammed. It is robot sys­tem that com­mands the robot – it tells it when, where and how to move. It will tell a robot how tol­er­ant an object is and adjust accord­ing­ly. This sys­tem also con­trols the appli­ca­tions the robot performs.

The met­al struc­ture of the robot, also known as the body, holds many of the oth­er com­po­nents togeth­er, much like the bone and mus­cu­lar sys­tems in the human body. Indus­tri­al robots are shaped like arms, with a shoul­der, arm and wrist. These robot­ic sys­tems are vital to con­tain all the oth­er sys­tems and their cabling.

The ener­gy, the robot­ic pow­er sys­tem, is sup­plied through an elec­tri­cal source of some type, usu­al­ly rout­ed through the con­troller. How­ev­er, some robots do use hydraulic or pneu­mat­ic pow­er sources to run their applications.

Sen­sors are the vision and touch robot sys­tems. A vision sen­sor can take pic­tures of an object so the robot knows which pieces to pick up or work with and which pieces to reject. It allows the robot to see”. The touch sen­sors can be used as a way for the robot to sense when it should stop mov­ing or slow down. This can be help­ful dur­ing mate­r­i­al han­dling appli­ca­tions, but also for safe­ty reasons.

These robot­ic sys­tems togeth­er cre­ate all the indus­tri­al robots on the mar­ket today. While it may just seem like a met­al arm that moves around, it is real­ly a quite advanced piece of equip­ment that has com­plete­ly changed the face of man­u­fac­tur­ing today.

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