Artifact Details

Title

The Orm

Catalog Number

102723509

Type

Still image

Date

ca. 1988

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA

Description

A 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."

Category

Slide