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Base
BaseThe base of a robot is its anchor point. The base may be rigid. It is usually designed as a supporting unit for all the component parts of the robot. The base does not have to be stationary because it may become part of the operational requirements of the robot. It may be capable of any combination of motions, including rotation, extension, twisting, and linear. Most robots have the base anchored to the floor (Figure 2-8A), although, because of limited floor space, they may be anchored to the ceiling or to overhead suspended support systems (Figure 2-8B). A track or conveyor system may be used to move the robot along as needed (
Citation
Mark R. Miller; Rex Miller: Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems, and Industrial Applications. Base, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export