Industrial Automation and Robotics (Hardcover)

Industrial Automation and Robotics By Jean Riescher Westcott, A. K. Gupta, S. K. Arora Cover Image


This updated edition presents an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of automation and robotics for industrial applications. The book initially covers the important concepts of hydraulics and pneumatics and how they are used for automation in an industrial setting. It then moves to a discussion of circuits and using them in hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluidic design. The latter part of the book deals with electric and electronic controls in automation and final chapters are devoted to robotics, robotic programming, and applications of robotics in industry. New chapters on UAVs (Ch. 19) and AI in Industrial Automation (Ch. 20) are featured. The companion files include numerous video tutorial projects.

  • Begins with introductory concepts on automation, hydraulics, and pneumatics
  • Features new chapters on UAVs (Ch. 19) and AI in Industrial Automation (Ch. 20)
  • Covers sensors, PLC's, microprocessors, transfer devices and feeders, robotic sensors, robotic grippers, and robot programming
  • Companion files have video projects, history of robotics, and figures from the text

About the Author

J. Westcott has authored several titles including Basic Electronics 4/E (Mercury Learning). A. K. Gupta has been an instructor of mechanical engineering for over ten years and has had numerous research papers published in peer-reviewed international journals in this field. S. K. Arora is a university instructor and researcher.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683929611
ISBN-10: 1683929616
Publisher: Mercury Learning and Information
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 624
Language: English