What is a Robot and how does it work?


November 2019

The dictionary definition of a robot is as follows:

“A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.”


As you can see that is quite a broad term. We define robots here at SP Technology as:

“An articulated arm that has geared servo motors installed at each of the joints. There may be four or six joints depending on the configuration of the arm, which gives different degrees of freedom”


The way they work is relatively simple.

A program contained within the arm controller has a series of moves or commands, specifically configured for the application. Once a move is called by the host machine, the robot controller then initiates movement in the arm, interpolating all of the geared servo motors to provide smooth transitions from move to move.


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