For more than half a century, robots have played an ever-increasing role in manufacturing, successfully transforming industries ranging from automobiles to electronics to consumer goods. Robots bring productivity, cost-efficiency and often greater safety to repetitive task performance.
Robots continue to evolve, offering greater functionality, flexibility, range of motion, speed and precision. Besides functioning in protected spaces on assembly lines, robots increasingly operate side by side and interact with human beings, and in some cases move materials from place to place. For robots to operate in these ever-more-complex ways, they must be able to process a great deal of sensing data about the environment, communicate with each other and with centralized control units, and perform control functions that adapt to environmental changes and keep them from harming human beings.
By providing innovative electronic solutions for industrial automation, Texas Instruments (TI) offers a full range of integrated circuit (IC) products that enable advanced robot system development. TI provides both individual products and complete solutions for control, communications, power and safety, from the highest control layer in a factory down to actuators and sensors. TI systems expertise is based on many years of engagement with leading manufacturers in many industries, and the company’s in-depth support helps customers simplify the design of robotic systems and reduce development time.