What’s the Difference Between Industrial Robots?

In today’s industrial automation field, robots handle difficult, dangerous, and repeated tasks. These jobs include the lifting of heavy objects, pick and placing of parts, assembly of components, or assisting manual labor in sorting products. Robots can be grouped into several categories depending on their movement, degrees of freedom, axes of rotation, and function.

Machine Design magazine provides a review of each type of robot, the capabilities and applications:

All types of robots grouped by locomotion

(Image Source: machinedesign.com)

>>Read more by Carlos Gonzalez, Machine Design, December 1, 2016