Artifact Details

Title

Rancho Arm

Catalog Number

102654000

Type

Still Image

Date

2003-05-16

Photographer

Clark, Jeremy

Participants

Wilson, Aerin

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, Calif. United States

Dimensions

1,118 KB

Format

Electronic image

Description

This is a color image of the Rancho Arm against a white background. It was developed at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California. It required six joints in order to simulate human movement. Stanford University acquired the arm in 1963 where it became one of the first artificial limbs to be controlled by a computer.

Category

Identification photograph; Digital photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Computer industry--History; Robotics

Series Title

Virtual Visible Storage images