Automotive robotics R&D and application developments concentrate on methods, tools, and procedures, that enable industry leaders to reduce cost, whilst simultaneously increase quality and productivity. Furthermore, in particular in the USA, manufacturing and assembly system, plant security, safety and reliability, and real‐time performance evaluation and control became key too. The focus is appropriate, since downtime in automotive robotics can mount to typically US$5‐10K, and even to $20K loss per production minute. Introduces some key trends and methods, as well as some implementation examples, showing quality solutions.
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