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Editorial: Special Issue on Industrial Robot Agility



Craig I. Schlenoff, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Murad Kurwa


The robotic systems of tomorrow need to be capable, flexible, and agile. These systems need to perform their duties at least as well as human counterparts, be quickly re-tasked to other operations, and cope with a wide variety of unexpected environmental and operational changes. To be successful, these systems need to combine domain expertise, knowledge of their own skills and limitations, and both semantic and geometric information. Three colleagues in industry, academia, and government proposed a special issue on this topic to the Industrial Robot journal. This paper is the preface to that special issue.
Industrial Robot Journal


robotics, manufacturing, agility, assembly, knowledge representation


Schlenoff, C. , Balakirsky, S. and Kurwa, M. (2016), Editorial: Special Issue on Industrial Robot Agility, Industrial Robot Journal, [online], (Accessed June 22, 2024)


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Created September 14, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018