Definition robot

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What is a robot?

Definition robot according VDI-guidline 2860

“Definition robot according VDI-guidline 2860 "Industrial robots are universal handling systems with several axes those motions with respect to movement sequence and paths or angles are freely programmable or sensor-guided. They can be equipped with grippers, tools or other means of production and can perform handling and / or production tasks."

Definition robot according Norm EN 10218-1

“A robot / industrial robot is an automatically controlled, freely programmable multipurpose manipulator with three or more axes for use in automation technology either in a fixed location or movably."

By this definition, a robot can be clearly distinguished from the so-called manipulators and pick-and-place equipment.

Test yourself:  Classify these handling-devices and explain why!

Robot or simple Handling station

Robot or simple Handling station