Recent trends in the robotization of the Japanese automotive industry

Takashi Yagi (Former President of Motoman Engineering Co. Ltd)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Publication date: 1 December 2002

Abstract

Describes recent trends and developments in the application of robots within the Japanese automotive industry. Highlights the importance of the development of electric servo spot welding guns and digitally controlled arc welders. Also describes the use of cooperating robots and other robot developments that have resulted in the elimination of specialised mechanisms and parts transfer systems. Stresses the importance of international collaboration for the further development of Japanese robot industries.

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Citation

Yagi, T. (2002), "Recent trends in the robotization of the Japanese automotive industry", Industrial Robot, Vol. 29 No. 6, pp. 495-499. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910210449436

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MCB UP Ltd

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