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App. B—Commissioned Background Papers

Daiwa Securities America Inc.

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quality and human satisfactions from the human control

a system society.

corresponded better to a In recent years, Japan’s

more highly educated society has witnessed

of robots. Such and aging a growing shift

from blue-collar to white-collar occupations and the industrial robot enables corporations to accommodate to this trend. Human resources liberated from adverse work environments and from monotonous repe- titive manual jobs are rechanneled into more intellectually demanding

robot operations and maintenance positions.

For example, manual

wire

bonding

of

IC’s

require

the

fatiguing

performance

of

monotonous,

repetitive tasks under a

months.

The

industrial

microscope, and a robot reduces the

training training

period

of

4-5

period

to

15 minutes

and

eliminates

the

fatiguing

manual

operation.

Robot utilization makes possible greater employment opportunity for the infirm, elderly and female work force in industries where heavy and continuous loading /unloading or carrying a heavy welding gun were required. The “humanization” or work life contributed to employment stability, reducing absences from work.

5.

Resource Conservation.

Industrial robots contributed to conservation of resources, a high priority factor especially since the oil crisis of 1973. These savings were achieved in a variety of ways:

a) The robot saved material-the paint spraying robot, for example, used 20- 30% less than the manual painters in many operations.

b) The ease of accommodating the robot to product design changes reduced investment in purchasing and /or rebuilding equipment.

c)

The

reduced

defective

ratio

saved

resources.,

d) The industrial robot, by working in unpleasant environment, reduced the energy consumption of air conditioning, ventilation, lighting, etc.

d) By its ability to operate on one, two or three shifts, the industrial robot resulted in reducing investment.

ROBOT APPLICATION

Robot shipments are also classified by user which shows the auto- mobile as the primary buyer except in 1980, when the electric appliance industry, which usually occupied second place, took the lead for the first time.

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