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Robot accuracy

Bryan Greenway (Bryan Greenway is a Senior Software Engineer, Wright Industries, Inc., 1520 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210, USA. Tel: +1 615 361 4111 3392; Fax: +1 615 360 8898; E‐mail:

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



Discusses robot accuracy and repeatability and the mechanical and control aspects of robots that lead to errors occuring in static positioning and dynamic path following. Outlines the steps that should be taken to minimise errors and concludes that robot users should encourage manufacturers to utilize the ISO and ANSI standards when measuring and presenting robot capabilities. This will not only give users the ability to objectively compare systems, but also push robot manufacturers to develop a better understanding of the products they are selling.



Greenway, B. (2000), "Robot accuracy", Industrial Robot, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 257-265.




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