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

Feb. 27, 2015
Should cost and connection questions on robotics hinder our integration plans?
About Mike Bacidore

Mike Bacidore is the editor in chief for Control Design magazine. He is an award-winning columnist, earning a Gold Regional Award and a Silver National Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Email him at [email protected].

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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About the Author

Mike Bacidore | Editor in Chief

Mike Bacidore is chief editor of Control Design and has been an integral part of the Endeavor Business Media editorial team since 2007. Previously, he was editorial director at Hughes Communications and a portfolio manager of the human resources and labor law areas at Wolters Kluwer. Bacidore holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is an award-winning columnist, earning multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He may be reached at [email protected]