AGMA Robotics Committee Publishes New Robotics White Paper

February 7, 2024 – Alexandria, VA – The American Gear Manufacturer’s Association (AGMA) Robotics and Automation Emerging Technology committee has published a new white paper, Gear Backlash in Robotic Applications: The search for flexibility, performance, and economical systems. This white paper was released recently in tandem with a panel discussion webinar led by experts who contributed to the white paper.

The webinar and discussion were moderated by Jacques Lemire, Principal at Lemire PBD Consulting, and author of the white paper. The following panelists were also contributors to the white paper:

  • Thibaud Verschoor, Co-founder and Head of Product at Innovative Mechatronics Systems B.V.
  • Kel Guerin, Co-founder, READY Robotics.

“With the global market for robotics growing at an explosive rate, this white paper provides a contextualized and evidence-based plan of attack for gear manufacturers looking to make gears for and adopt robotic solutions,” said Mary Ellen Doran, Director, Emerging Technology, AGMA. “The white paper and the webinar are musts for any gear manufacturer that is seriously considering robotics as a contributor or an end-user.”

Both the webinar and the white paper are available for free at


About AGMA

The American Gear Manufacturers Association is a voluntary association of companies, consultants and academicians with a direct interest in the design, manufacture and application of gears, couplings and related power transmission components and equipment. The members include gear manufacturers from the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as gearing interests from more than 30 countries around the world. AGMA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to write all U.S. standards on gearing. AGMA is also the Secretary for Technical Committee 60 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). TC 60 is the committee responsible for developing all international gearing standards. In addition to holding the position of Secretariat, AGMA convenes the active ISO Working Groups related to gear inspection and testing.