Examples of Robotics

May 1, 2012

There is such a wide range of robotics available today that it is easy to find the perfect one for any production line. Industrial robots are able to help increase productivity, increase worker safety, and provide a more quality and consistent product.


The word robot­ics” brings many images to mind. Depend­ing on your expe­ri­ences and frame of mind, a robot” could be any­thing from the Room­ba robot­ic vac­u­um to Lego and VEX robots used in edu­ca­tion­al facil­i­ties across the coun­try to the indus­tri­al robots seen in man­u­fac­tur­ing plants all over the world. All of the list­ed items are exam­ples of robots and robot­ics.

Many peo­ple are intro­duced to robots and robot­ics through toys and the media. Remem­ber Rosey, the robot­ic maid in the tele­vi­sion car­toon The Jet­sons? How about R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies? These and oth­er exam­ples of robot­ics are often our first intro­duc­tion to robots. If these exam­ples of robots seem a lit­tle dat­ed, one doesn’t need to look very far to find more mod­ern exam­ples. The Room­ba robot­ic vac­u­um­ing sys­tem reg­u­lar­ly runs com­mer­cials on our tele­vi­sion sets. Hon­das ASI­MO made head­lines in the last few years, stun­ning view­ers with its human-like abil­i­ties and demeanor.

While Rosey, R2-D2, Room­ba, and ASI­MO don’t usu­al­ly play a vital role in our dai­ly lives and aren’t weaved to com­plex­ly into the fab­ric of our econ­o­my, edu­ca­tion­al robots and robot­ics take us one step clos­er. Many mid­dle schools, high schools, col­leges, and uni­ver­si­ties take part in robot­ic com­pe­ti­tions every year. Orga­ni­za­tions such as Legos, VEX Robot­ics, and FIRST Robot­ics dis­trib­ute robot­ic build­ing kits to hun­dreds of teams every year the allow stu­dents to learn about, build, and oper­ate robots and robot­ic sys­tems. The edu­ca­tion gained from com­pet­ing in these robot­ic events gives stu­dents an intro­duc­tion into the field of robot­ics and the prin­ci­ples need­ed to take their inter­est to the next level.

What is the next lev­el? Indus­tri­al robots rep­re­sent the real-world, prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion of robot­ics. Indus­tri­al robots from man­u­fac­tur­ers such as Fanuc and Motoman auto­mate indus­tri­al tasks such as spot weld­ing, pal­letiz­ing, arc weld­ing, machine load­ing, cut­ting, and many oth­ers. The expe­ri­ences gained from edu­ca­tion­al robots and a STEM (sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing, and math) based edu­ca­tion give stu­dents the back­ground and foun­da­tion nec­es­sary to jump right into the indus­tri­al robot­ics field.

To learn more about exam­ples of robot­ics and exam­ples of indus­tri­al robots, vis­it our FAQ and prod­uct pages. To speak with an expert about indus­tri­al robots, call Robots​.com at 8777626881 or get in touch online.

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