Employment trends in the field of robotics have changed over the years. Engineers and technicians no longer concentrate solely on robot technology; instead, they are capable of working on the entire production system. For this reason, any training in robotics must reflect this emphasis on the total system. The need for personnel who can design, develop, implement, and provide support for automated production systems with robots is significant and is growing. This fifth edition ofIntroduction to Robotics in CIM Systemsincludes information about the hardware, software, and programming that support the implementation of automated work cells and manufacturing systems. New in the fifth edition of the text: Goals and objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter. A career spotlight highlights careers related to the concepts being covered in every chapter. Updated information on safety and troubleshooting. A section outlining program commands for the Yaskawa robot. Major updates and additions throughout. Instructors who are using this book for a course should obtain the accompanying Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-15-060245-0).Rehg, James A. is the author of 'Introduction to Robotics in Cim Systems', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130602435 and ISBN 0130602434.