Machine vision systems for weld inspection comprise a sensor mounted on a robotic arm. A laser in the sensor projects a line of light across the surface of a component joint, a technique known as laser triangulation. At the same time, a high-speed camera, also housed in the sensor, captures an image of the line as an elevation profile. Through the relative motion of the component and the sensor, the system builds a 3D image of the welded seam surface.
The industrial robots can be programmed for performing a single function at a time and can only perform that particular function till they are reprogrammed. The cost of a robot is not very huge, but generally the cost of programming the robot is so high that instead of reprogramming it the manufacturers find it more economical to buy a new one for a different task. In simpler terms we can say that usually the cost of the robot is just a fraction of the cost of programming it.
The issue becomes creating jobs and building economies worldwide so people can afford to support a family and a lifestyle and buy the goods that are manufactured so efficiently. This new job creation market thrust will come from industry and government investment in innovation and centers of excellence.
The term ”robot” refers to appliances and machines that are monitored and controlled by a computer. They are used extensively to ease human workload. Robots are designed to perform repetitive chores quickly and efficiently as compared to human beings. Robots are used in various types of industries, as they help save on labor costs.
Why was she giving this talk? Simple; we beat the German’s in WWII due to our manufacturing abilities. Today, China can easily out produce us, so are we going to make the same mistake as the Germans did in WWII, in a future war with an industrial power that can out produce us? Well, are we? How can you say the answer is yes or no; you can’t and that’s one more reason manufacturing is so vital to US interests, on top of the importance of jobs, trade flows, and GDP growth. ”A nation lives well, when it produces well,” she reminds us, and quoted Adam Smith’s warning about not relying on military resources to make our defense systems.