This paper presents the results of a survey of Canadian robot users concerning robot reliability and safety. Data on 26 questions were analyzed and the resulting findings are presented in the form of tables, histograms, pie charts, etc. Provides conclusions including the fact that approximately 75 per cent of companies are using robots for commercial purposes; most general types of robots used in industry are intelligent robots; frequently ineffective maintenance manuals are provided by the robot manufacturers; and robot‐related problems are generally less than 50 per year.
Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 2000
Keywords: Reliability; Safety; Robots; Surveys; Canada; Mean time between failures