PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots
Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"Orm, the Norwegian word for "Snake," was an unusual air-powered robot arm developed by Victor Scheinman and Larry Leifer. The arm had twenty-eight inflatible sacks sandwiched between seven metal disks. It moved by inflating groups of these sacks selectively. The Orm was the earliest attempt to build a computer-controlled robot arm. The design was abandoned because the arm's movements could not be repeated accurately."