Revisualizing Robotics: New DNA for Surviving a World of Cheap Labor

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DNA Press, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 304 pages
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Nearly 25 years after robotics became a field of study unto itself, this book examines the realities of robot use in industry, the home, institutions, and governmental organizations such as NASA. Arguing that the robotics industry is reaching an unfortunate technological dead end, the book calls for new applications of current technologies, moving forward from older, limiting, and limited approaches to robotics. With an optimistic tone, this text presents new views on how robotics can and should be integrated into technology and manufacturing contexts to increase productivity, quality, and safety.

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Contents

Foreword
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Theories aside their widespread absence speaks loudly but what is it saying?
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Teach and Repeat the current way industry controls its
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Steven Baard Skaar, PhD, is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Mishawaka, Indiana. Guillermo Delcastillo, PhD, is a post-doctoral student in computational electrodynamics in Switzerland.

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