Is it possible to design and construct a Robot which can solder components using a Soldering iron on printed circuit boards?

If No, What are the limitations?

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    $\begingroup$ What are exact requirements? You attached pictures of a toy robot, most basic soldering iron and some random PCB, but tagged the question with industrial-robot and AI. So what do you want to do? A hobby project that can break every couple of components? Or industrial machine soldering thousands of chips reliably? $\endgroup$
    – mactro
    Jan 28, 2022 at 10:25
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Industrial robot soldering components on pcb. $\endgroup$ Jan 28, 2022 at 11:18
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Robotics Prashant, but I'm afraid that Unbounded Design Questions are off-topic because there are many ways to solve any given design problem. We prefer practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face, so questions which ask for a list of approaches or a subjective recommendation on a method (for how to build something, how to accomplish something, what something is capable of, etc.) are off-topic. Please take a look at How to Ask & tour for more information on how stack exchange works. $\endgroup$
    – Tully
    Jan 28, 2022 at 12:01
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    $\begingroup$ of course it is possible ... a person can design and build almost anything, if desired .... furthermore, how do you know that such a robot does not already exist? ... there are robots that do accurate spot welding ... a soldering tool would not be much of a change $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    Jan 28, 2022 at 17:38
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    $\begingroup$ @PrashantAkerkar are you a real person? ... no offense , but you ask what appear to be unreseached, if not naïve questions that seem to be designed to determine the response of the people here $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    Jan 28, 2022 at 17:46

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Yes. There are many soldering robots in existence today. Unfortunately, they don't look very humanoid. They are usually simply gantry style robot arms. They are common on manufacturing lines.

Remember that a robot is just a machine. And machines are designed to do a specific task, usually as efficiently as possible. And this usually means simple, straightforward, and with the fewest extra degrees of freedom. So a humanoid robot doesn't really make sense for this task.

Some quick google searches turn up many examples:

HU-200 Robotic Soldering System

QUICK Soldering Robot


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