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Industrial Robotics Fundamentals

G-W Publisher is pleased to introduce the new 4th edition of Industrial Robotics Fundamentals: Theory and Applications, written by Larry T. (Tim) Ross, Stephen W. Fardo, and Michael F. Walach. It provides an introduction to the principles, systems, and applications for industrial robotics and autonomous machines. The technical aspects of industrial robotics are covered in four units: Principles of Robotics; Power Supplies and Movement Systems; Sensing and End-of-Arm Tooling; and Control Systems and Maintenance. This 4th edition reflects new evolutions in the industrial robotics field, including coverage of Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). Special features address pioneers in the field, careers in the industry, and applications of technology, including robot lawnmowers and machine-to-machine communications.

  • Student learning is enhanced by a systems-based approach, allowing for “big-picture” coverage of concepts and applications.
  • Various figures reflect modern practices and trends, including new robotic models used in the field, and pitch, yaw, and roll degrees of freedom.
  • End-of-chapter activities provide hands-on opportunities, build research skills, and enhance higher-level thinking that extend beyond the textbook.
  • Lesson plans include tips, tricks, and additional activities to support instructors and programs with digital and classroom learning.

Instructors can request complimentary desk copies through their G-W Educational Consultant ( or G-W Customer Service (

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