Technology Insight Report: Robotic Arms Comes

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Summary of Report

Robotics is a rapidly growing field, as we continue to research, design, and build new robots that serve various practical purposes, domestically, commercially. This report graphically analyzes robotic arm technologies from various perspectives, categorizes and highlights the key companies involved, defines unique categories.

This report also covers the global robotic arms marketplace. It focuses particularly on the markets and opportunities for robotic arms in material handling, welding, medical fields, and agricultural activities.
This report was prepared by mining patent data using Patent iNSIGHT Pro, a comprehensive patent analysis platform that helps one accelerate time-to-decision from patent analysis activities.

Overview

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“Robotics is a field concerned with the intelligent connection of perception to action.” A Robot is a reprogrammable manipulator designed to move material, parts, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for performing various tasks.

The most common manufacturing robot is the robotic arm. A typical robotic arm is made up of seven metal segments, joined by six joints. The computer controls the robot by rotating individual step motors connected to each joint (some larger arms use hydraulics or pneumatics)
This report takes a look into the patenting activity around robotic arms uncovering the key companies, inventors, and different sub categories.

Introduction to Robotics Arms

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Arms are types of jointed robot manipulator that allow robots to interact with their environment. Many have onboard controllers or translators to simplify communication, though they may be controlled directly or in any number of ways. Due to this fact, standalone arms are often classified as full robots. The robot arms can be autonomous or controlled manually and can be used to perform a variety of tasks with great accuracy. The robotic arm can be fixed or mobile (i.e. wheeled) and can be designed for industrial or home applications.

There are many different types of robotic arms, but most can be characterized by their mechanical structure. Cartesian (also known as Gantry) robots have three joints that are coincident with the standard X-Y-Z Cartesian axes. Cylindrical arms have any number of joints that operate on a cylindrical axis, normally rotating about one fixed rod. Spherical (polar) arms are those with joints that allow… Click Here to read more.

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