This book summarizes the technology and economics of robotics. It aims to provide sufficient data background so that the technologists can help in deciding about a corporate investment in robotics.
1. Robot History: Background 2. Domestic Market for Robots 1980–1982 3. Japanese Robot History 4. Robot Industry Future Projections 5. Basic Robot Terminology 6. Artificial Intelligence 7. Robotics and Productivity 8. Economics of Robots 9. Labor's Reaction to Robots 10. How to Specify a Robot 11. Robot Manufacturers 12. Robot Safety 13. Robot Mounting Systems 14. Sophistication and Training 15. Conclusion