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The Starting Point for Robot Automation: A Beginner’s Tour

March 21, 2018

3 pm ET


From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?”

We will take you, step-by-step, to guide you on your journey touching on the following key areas: 

  1. Why to automate
  2. Know your process
  3. Identify your requirements
  4. Automation components
  5. Manpower—who will build it?

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EPSON Robots

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Rick Brookshire

Rick has over 33 years robotics experience. At Seiko Instruments, Rick’s teams helped create the first PC based robot controllers, integrated robot vision solutions and the core robot development software for Epson Robots (used in thousands of factories worldwide). Rick is part of the global team that creates all Epson robot products.

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