A Hexapod Robot is a 6-axis, parallel-kinematics machine often used for automated precision positioning and alignment of parts and components ranging from miniature optics to large panels. As the precision requirements in the automotive industry are increasing, the need for advanced robotics arises. Traditional robots are fast, can handle heavy loads, but lack positioning accuracy. Hexapod robots have a long history in precision alignment & micro-manufacturing automation, but were considered too precise for the automotive industry. The situation is rapidly changing.