Robot Design

Robot Design

What is the FIRST Robotics Program?

FIRST Robotics began in 1989 as a way of encouraging students to choose careers in math, science and technology, while also building their life skills and instilling a spirit of “gracious professionalism” and humility in its participants. Without “chest thumping” or “sticky-sweet platitudes,” as the site explains, young people engage in competitions where they build […]

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Robot Design

Automation and Industrial Robots

The importance of automation and robots in all manufacturing industries is growing. Industrial robots have replaced human beings in a wide variety of industries. Robots out perform humans in jobs that require precision, speed, endurance and reliability. Robots safely perform dirty and dangerous jobs. Traditional manufacturing robotic applications include material handling (pick and place), assembling, […]

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Robot Design

Robotics For the Uninitiated

When people hear the word “robot,” they immediately see images of Irona, Richie Rich’s maid or the Terminator. Images of an entity with human-like appearance but with super human abilities are conjured up. In reality however, the term “robot,” encompasses so much more than just humanoid or android beings. Furthermore, most people are intimidated when […]

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