The company considered setting up its own Information Systems Department to develop (or adapt) software for the robots to match its customers requirements, but decided instead to outsource this task to companies. Now is one of the largest manufacturers of industrial robots in UK.
One robot responds by moving through the warehouse picking appropriate shelving and framework timber for this product and delivering it to the assembly room. (Based on their identification code, appropriate software allows the robot to access a list of components required, and to find where in the warehouse they are stored.)
Another robot, in the assembly room, puts these parts together (using glue or bolts where appropriate) to make the bookshelf. It moves the completed bookshelf to a nearby holding area ready for loading onto a truck.
The computer system (in addition to controlling the robots) should keep track of the stock of each type of shelf and frame component that has been used and so be able to report when stock replenishment is required.
Time - The amount of time required to complete the project. ...Show more