are not as glamorous as Hollywood
science fiction but are typically machines engineered with
sensors and a gripper arm to carry out some automated industrial
process. Applications areas include:
- Process Control Applications -- Manufacturing processes on the
assembly line, such as welding or robotic vehicles for delivery
of supplies, that use automation for jobs formerly carried out by
workers and machines.
- Visualization Systems -- Robotic applications, such as some
automated security systems, with television cameras and feedback
mechanisms capable of analyzing a scene and carrying out an
action based on what is seen.