Basic Robotics

  • AUTHOR: Keith Dinwiddie
  • ISBN-13: 9781133950196 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 352 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2016     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Providing an excellent introduction, BASIC ROBOTICS equips students with a solid foundation in the industrial robot system and establishes a framework of understanding that is essential for entering the robotics industry. The text begins with an exploration of the fascinating technological history that led to the modern robot, starting with events from Before the Common Era and ending with a glimpse of what the robots of tomorrow might become. From there the text explores safety, various parts of the robot, tooling, power transmission systems, the basics of programming, troubleshooting, maintenance, and much more. Engaging photos highlight various robotic systems and their parts, while stories of real-world events bring text concepts to life. This innovative First Edition incorporates many of the initiatives of STEM and is the culmination of lessons learned from Keith Dinwiddie's years of teaching robotics in various formats-from the traditional classroom to the industrial production floor with systems ranging from the LEGO Mindstorms NXT to the FANUC robot.

Features

  • BASIC ROBOTICS spurs student interest in robotics while preparing them with the framework of understanding that will be necessary to enter either the maintenance or engineering robotics field.
  • Combining teaching experience with real-world practice, Keith Dinwiddie brings a refreshing classroom style to his writing, which draws students in with its conversational tone and walks them step by step through the world of robotics.
  • The comprehensive table of contents follows the guidelines for both PLTW and the TEKS.
  • Early in the text, the author presents a comprehensive historical timeline of the technology behind robots.
  • Countless photos and numerous real-life stories and experiences shared throughout the text help students better understand the subject matter, while giving the reader access to the years of experience of the author.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to troubleshooting, followed by a full chapter on maintenance of the robot.
  • Chapter 8 "Robot Operation" and Chapter 9 "Programming and File Management" are designed to cover the basic steps necessary to run or program any system, allowing instructors to add specialized information for their specific systems after covering the basics.
  • The Activities Manual accompanying the text enables students to demonstrate what they have learned, practice using equations from the text, do research on their own and write reports on topics covered. Instructors can pick and choose which writing assignments, research projects and suggested labs will give their students the best hands-on experience putting chapter concepts into practice.
  • Helping students maximize their study time, each chapter ends with a list of key terms, any formulas introduced and review questions highlighting key points.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Keith Dinwiddie

    Keith E. Dinwiddie is the Technical Education Extension Specialist/Instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College where he has been teaching industrial maintenance and robotics classes full time since fall 2007. Previously, he worked in industry as an industrial maintenance technician while teaching as an adjunct instructor. He also has prior military experience maintaining Huey helicopters. A FANUC Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) instructor for both programming and vision systems, Dinwiddie has experience with various robotic systems, including Panasonic, Mitsubishi, NAO, LEGO Mindstorms NXT and hobby robotic systems.

Table of Contents

1. HISTORY OF ROBOTICS.
Timeline of Events. Key Events in the History of Robotics. What is a Robot? Why Use a Robot? Top Down vs. Bottom Up. AI and the Future of Robots.
2. SAFETY.
Robots Require Respect. Danger Zones. Guarding. Safety Devices. Electricity and You! Handling Emergencies.
3. COMPONENTS OF THE ROBOT.
Power Supply. Controller/Logic Function. Teach Pendant/Interface. Manipulator, Degrees of Freedom (DOF), and Axis Numbering. Base Types.
4. CLASSIFICATION OF ROBOTS.
How Do We Classify Robots? Power Source. Geometry of Work Envelope. Drive Systems: Classification and Operation. International Standards Organization (ISO) Classification.
5. END-OF-ARM TOOLING.
What is End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT)? Types of Tooling Available. Grippers. Gripper Force. Payload. Other Grippers. Other Types of End-of-Arm Tooling. Multiple Tooling. Positioning of Tooling.
6. SENSORS AND VISION.
Limit Switches. Proximity. Tactile and Impact. Position. Sound. Vision Systems.
7. PERIPHERAL SYSTEMS.
What is a Peripheral System? Safety Systems. Positioners. End-of-Arm Tooling Peripheral Systems. What is a Work Cell? Nonindustrial Peripherals. System Communication.
8. ROBOT OPERATION.
Before Powering the Robot Up. Powering the System Up. Moving the Robot Manually. What Do I Want the Robot to Do? How Do I Know What the Robot Will Do? So, I Crashed the Robot…Now What?
9. PROGRAMMING AND FILE MANAGEMENT.
Programming Language Evolution. Planning. Subroutines. Writing the Program. Testing and Verifying. Normal Operation. File Maintenance.
10. TROUBLESHOOTING.
What is Troubleshooting? Analyzing the Problem. Gathering Information. Additional Resources for Information. Finding a Solution. If at First You Do Not Succeed….
11. REPAIRING THE ROBOT.
Preventive Maintenance. Precautions to Take Before You Begin Repairs. Repair Tips. Parts Swapping vs. Fixing the Problem. Precautions Before Running the Robot. What to Do if the Robot is Still Broke. The Robot is Running, Now What?
12. JUSTIFYING THE USE OF A ROBOT.
Robot vs. Human Labor. Return on Investment (ROI). Precision and Quality.
Use of Consumables. Hazardous Environments. Nonindustrial Justifications.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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