Proposed in this thesis is a systematic procedure for robotization planning to provide a guideline for those who are interested in (or engaged in) the industrial robot application projects.
Robotization planning starts with workplace analysis whose aim is to select the most promising workplaces to be robotized. For each of the selected workplaces, detailed analyses are made in order to formulate the best system solution alternatives.
Detailed analyses are composed of the motion study of operators and the technological investigation of selected workplaces.
Planning procedures are differentiated between mass production systems and job shop systems, and two case studies are compiled, one for shipyard welding operations (job shop type-are welding application) and the other for automobile welding operations (mass production type-spot welding application).