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The technology in robotics is evolving permanently.

One of the consequences is that the costs of a robotised plant become more and more affordable.

And thus, a larger amount of enterprises is able to invest in these industrial tools, as the economic trends show it.

The variety of industrial applications using robots is very large, from most simply to most complex.

The most demanding and the most restricting robotised applications need sometimes to add still more complexity, by adding machine vision for instance.

One of the many particularities in robotics is that an engineer has to master many knowledge in many areas : in mechanics, in geometry, in programming (robots controllers, PLC controllers, machine vision, MMI), and obviously in axis control and in motion control.

Basics In Technologies Involved In Industrial Robotics

Basics of robotics, Maths, trajectories and kinematics, Parallel kinematic.

Introduction To Robotics  

You can find here the basics of robotics, through the Oussama KHATIB's courses and other lecture notes.

The courses are displayed in standard video format (.mp4) and can be downloaded.

The most important topics are introduced, from history of robotics up to robot control.

The main chapters are carrying on mathematics and geometry, spatial description, transformations, kinematics, joint space dynamics and control.

You will also get informations such as motion planning, trajectory generation, programming, designing and many other things.

Oussama KHATIB (Stanford university)

Trajectory Generation And Robot Programming  

Stefan ANTON presents a clear synthesis about industrial robots with a well written introduction to mechanics and an introduction to the different kinds of motion.

The document continues about the descriptions of the space and about the coordinates systems and their transformations.

Then, the author explains the basic knowledge to get about direct and inverse cinematic, and how to generate a trajectory.

The author finishes with a short resume about the programming languages used in robotics.

EASY-ROB - 3D Robot Simulation Tools -

The Parallel Mechanisms Information Center  

Ilian BONEV and Luc Rolland -

Economics, Statistics And Trends In The Robotic World


IFR - International Federation Of Robots  

The purpose of the International Federation of Robotics is to promote research, development, use and international co-operation in the entire field of robotics to act as a focal point for organisations and governmental representatives in activities related to robotics.

Especially, the association delivers informations about the economic trends and statistics in industrial robotics worldwide for the previous years, downloadable in pdf format.

You can also read an interesting document about the history of the industrial robots.

International Projects in Robotics

SME Robot - Small And Medium Enterprises Robots Project  

"SMErobot is an Integrated Project within the 6th Framework Programme of the EC to create a new family of SME-suitable robots and to exploit its potentials for competitive SME manufacturing."

Research projects

SYR, The First Eco-Robot In The World
SYR, the COOL robot, is the first ecological robot in the world !

SYR is the first ecological robot in the world.

It is only built with recovered waste materials provided by any of us.

The goal of the project (currently in development) is to provide a test platform (a real robot) reachable over internet to the enthusiasts of the robotics.

The objective is to allow them to test their new algorithms (in control, in shape recognition, in artificial intelligence or anything else) interactively and in real time, with a real robot.

You can join the team to help them to develop this project or by providing some waste products such as old computers, old motors and so on.


As far as this rubric is not finished, you can visit the site of the american society for the prevention of cruelty to robots ! (ASPCR)  

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