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Customers past and present - a small selection only
Articles published about ST robots or RoboForth

Some quotations from customers:

"I was able to connect them up and communicate with them very easily. For a simple low end robot they are a great deal!
The language is easy to use, especially after working on a *** or a ***. [major robot manufacturers names deleted]
One other thing I must say, You have been outstanding when it comes to customer service! - Ely Lilly

"Thank you very much for your continuous support, your customer support has been outstanding... as always your responses are prompt and clear. I wish all companies had customer support as helpful as yours" - Thermo-Fisher Scientific.

"a spectacular job of answering questions from users, be it a silly basic question or a complicated technical inquiry." - MIT (Cambridge, MA)

"This has been one of the best investments we have made, it does a great job for us." - Mesa Labs, USA

# mechanical, electronic construction -- Great quality
# reliability -- Very reliable.
# electronics, interfacing -- UI is friendly and ST provides a tons of support.
# value for money -- Worth the money that was spent on the units.
- Broadcom Inc, CA

"In general we found your support (Q&A) very responsive.
Although not trivial at first sight the programming language happens to be very efficient and to provide a high degree of control and flexibility something I'm not sure other providers provide..." - Eff Inov Technologies, France

Our arm from ST Robotics was installed in June 2005 as an exhibit to display the movement and flexibility of a robotic arm. The arm now has a running time of 24,400 hours...
This was installed as part of a larger exhibition and carries on regardless while all the other exhibits are failing. A laudable feat of engineering endurance, and excellent customer support. - Dundee Science Centre, Scotland

"We just finished the first course using the robot and everything worked great!
Students liked the robot a lot and found the programming interface easy to use and very intuitive." - Indiana Tech.

No, no problems, it's working fine. We recently tried it with a laser aimed through the sensor block and it was just as good (accuracy). So we have no problems with the (classified).- Kearfott Guidance.

The quality is amazing [of their product]. It's a much better finish than we ever did manually. - Qualplast, England.

The robot system has exceeded all our expectations - Racal Mesl.

No, neither robot has given any trouble. They are both working perfectly - Radstone Electronics.
and then after another 5 years we called them and the robots were still in use, one for 10 years: 'The robots have worked flawlessly'

We know of *** and *** systems that constantly give trouble. Ours works consistently night and day. - Xenova Pharmaceuticals.

Arnold is still running all shifts with no problems. We never need to relearn positions. - Hewlett Packard.

This is the third robot we've bought for this job and the only one that could do it. The *** is still in it's packing case in the parking lot. - Signet Armorlite.

found on the net: (anon)
"My favorite robot is from STRobotics.... Their stuff is designed on the Z8000, and runs a language they call RoboForth. It's a pretty fair implementation of Forth, and that is one of my all-time favorite programming languages."


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Articles published about ST robots or RoboForth
https://arizona.openrepository.com/arizona/bitstream/10150/242382/1/azu_etd_12369_sip1_m.pdf
Research at the University of Arizona.
http://www.paa.co.uk/ftp/labauto/documentation/integratedroboticsystemforhtsdna.pdf
The entire national DNA database, the biggest in the world, was set up by the UK Forensic Science Service using 8 ST robots.
(note: The ST R16 robot is mistakenly referred to as a Hamilton ML16 robot and Roboforth is also an ST product.)

http://www.samedanltd.com/magazine/12/issue/40/article/1057
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/14354/title/High-Throughput-Thermocyclers/
Robotics in the nuclear industry
Trawsfynydd Power Station De-commissioning
ST supplied 4 large Cartesian robot systems in master-slave combinations to swab waste containers in a radioactive environment.

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