How Much Programming Expertise Do We Need to Integrate Robots in our Machines?

Should cost and connection questions on robotics hinder our integration plans?

By Mike Bacidore

We keep hearing about the lower cost of robotics and how easy they are to program now, so we’re looking at integrating robots into our packaging lines.

First, which programming languages do our engineers need to know? Do we need a computational model for programming robots? Second, what about connecting? How difficult is the integration? Is it just Ethernet and an RJ45 connection? Are there wireless options?

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