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A report on robot reliability and safety in Canada: a survey of robot users

A report on robot reliability and safety in Canada: a survey of robot users 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering Emerald Publishing

A report on robot reliability and safety in Canada: a survey of robot users

Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering , Volume 6 (1): 14 – Mar 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1355-2511
DOI
10.1108/13552510010311336
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Abstract

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

Journal of Quality in Maintenance EngineeringEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

Keywords: Reliability; Safety; Robots; Surveys; Canada; Mean time between failures

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