Industrial robot

Articulated industrial robot operating in a foundry.

An industrial robot is a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on three or more axes.[1]

Typical applications of robots include welding, painting, assembly, disassembly,[2] pick and place for printed circuit boards, packaging and labeling, palletizing, product inspection, and testing; all accomplished with high endurance, speed, and precision. They can assist in material handling.

In the year 2020, an estimated 1.64 million industrial robots were in operation worldwide according to International Federation of Robotics (IFR).[3]

  1. ^ Archived from the original on 2016-06-17. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Robot Assisted Disassembly for the Recycling of Electric Vehicle Batteries
  3. ^ "Worries about premature industrialisation". The Economist. Archived from the original on 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.

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