I have just joined your forum in the hopes of better understanding the complex world of industrial robots.
In short, I'm an analyst looking at this field for the time and I wondered if people could help steer me in the right direction. I am doing an analysis piece on wider automation and ABB v Fanuc v Kuka v Yaskawa.
I know that 'which is the best robot' will be a highly subjective topic, so I am rather asking for questions you believe I should be asking myself at this early stage. What do you believe are things I should be looking at to understand how the industry works and what different players bring to the table? What drives one's decision to automate? How does one choose which robot to buy? These sorts of things.
I realize that this is a very broad and open-ended topic, so feel free to channel your answer in specific areas you are most interested in.
Thanks a lot for your help!