12.) Describe the five methods used to program a translation point for a robot program. What program development situation or work cell condition would dictate the use of each method? Which method is used most often on robots in operation now?
The five methods used to program a translation point for a robot are; teaching of translations by robot positioning, teaching of translations by coordinate input, creation of new translations by algebraic expressions, creation of a new translation by means of an external interrupts, and downloading new translations through the RS-231C port. The teaching points by robot positioning are the method used most often. (Pg.326-328)