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What is a Robot Manufacturer?

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A robot manufacturer is responsible for building complex mechanical machines that autonomously perform select tasks. These robots do not resemble science fiction creations that walk and talk, but rather are extensions of various industrial processes. A robot manufacturer produces machines in two separate but equally important realms, mechanical and computer. The mechanical side of the business includes the actual design and creation of the machines that perform tasks as varied as welding, painting and picking. The computer side of robotics involves programming the internal electronics to perform these tasks accurately.

Sensitive robotic equipment that is used in different industries is produced by robot manufacturers. These robotics experts are located around the world and produce products on a varying scale. Some manufacturers make each creation by hand, taking great time and effort to produce a unique machine capable of executing complex tasks. Larger firms specialize in specific types of robots and often resemble the factories that these robots will later inhabit. By creating robots on an assembly line system, they manufacture robots that are less expensive and more readily available.

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A robot manufacturer's products are to be used in workplace environments such as production facilities, factories and dangerous construction areas. The machines that are sent into the world often resemble little more than giant mechanical arms. These creations are able to pivot on different axes, like an actual arm's shoulder, elbow and wrist, providing a full range of motion. The end tip of a robot arm is what makes it unique, because it can be customized for many different jobs, such as having a welder, a paint sprayer or a mechanical claw included. A manufacturer employs mechanical experts to design and build these highly complex robots.

An accompaniment to the mechanical side of a robot manufacturer is the computer programming portion of the business. In order for these machines to perform the tasks for which they were built, the internal computers must be coordinated perfectly. Engineers who are familiar with computers and robotics will design programs that command the giant mechanical arms to move in precise patterns and to perform specific tasks. Engineers also must create programs that are operated easily, and this consideration is a major part of software development.

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