I just figured I'd share my latest project at work. We have taken on a very large account at work that has the potential to quadruple our yearly sales. Because of this, we are purchasing some sizable capital to help us meet our customer's demands. I have been put in charge of obtaining a robot cell to trim parts. Currently our robot cell is in the construction stages at the supplier. This past week, I was in training on how to program and manipulate this robot. The "end effector" that will be attached to it will be a 10hp 18,000rpm router motor that will spin various implements of destruction to trim parts. Here are a few pics showing its current state of build as of Friday 9/9/06. To give you an idea of its size, If I stand flat footed on the floor and reach as high as I can, my finger tips reach the face of axis 6 which is the round black surface to which the router motor will attach. Does anybody else out there use robotics at work? This is a completely new technology to me (although there are some similarities to CNCs) which is quite facinating. This a Fanuc 200kg arm. It can pick up 200kg and move it 6ft per second.