Why Robotics Controls and Components Should Matter to You

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September 06, 2017

There are several reasons why robotics OEMs choose the technologies and components they do for inclusion in their systems. In every case, the goal is to meet or exceed the specifications for the robot as conceived, engineered, and designed. However, there are cases such as robotics controls where specifications go beyond functional reality and modifications or compromises are often made.

In the end, the objective is to deliver a robot that the vendor is proud to brand, that target markets enthusiastically accept, and where product reliability and quality remain high and meet expectations without question. In short, the goal is to provide a best‐in‐class robotic system. After all, the goal of the robot supplier (or integrator in some cases) is to generate revenues and profits as originally perceived.

The question that those robot suppliers ask themselves is, “What does it take to deliver a best‐in‐class solution?” This question is seemingly innocuous, but it’s very substantial for everyone involved. This usually includes not only employees, but also partnering organizations and component suppliers.

“Best in class” doesn’t simply mean “just good enough” or “market-tolerable” but just that — the best that anything else in its category would compete against!

From the very beginning, engaging the overall team and establishing a “best‐in‐class solutions” attitude that permeates the development and commercialization process is vital to a product’s success.

Top-notch robotics controls start with teamwork

Teams should target potential customers for feedback and project robot deliveries accordingly. Those that understand their markets’ expectations and engineer robotics controls, components, and complete systems to those needs will be successful.

The suppliers to the robot manufacturers are part of the process and contribute as much as do the employees themselves. The best‐in‐class concept displaces initial cost as a decision-making consideration for the creation or purchase of materials for components, subassemblies, subsystems, or other items needed to complete an entire robot.

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September 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Session: Building a Better Robot: Using Best-in-Class Controls and Components