The paradigm of RISC Robotics can be applied to many areas of manufacturing. For example, RISC grasping uses simple two and three fingered grippers with traditional fixturing devices such as clamps and vices. RISC sensing employs simple but precise sensor elements that can be combined to form complete systems for localizing and recognizing arbitrary objects from a library.
RISC Robotics systems inherently consist of few degrees of freedom and low-dimensional sensor spaces. This results in algorithms for manipulation and sensing that are simple, very accurate and very fast.
UCB Robotics Lab / Eric Paulos / 19 Apr 1994