Artifact Details

Title

The Rancho Arm

Catalog Number

102723510

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 (misidentifed as the Stanford Arm in the series insert)-
"Many early robot designs resulted from attempts to make life-like artificial limbs. The Rancho Arm, developed at Rancho Los Amigos Hostpial in Downey, California, was designed to be used as a tool for the handicapped. The Rancho Arm's six joints gave it the flexibility of the human arm. It was acquired by Stanford University in 1963, where it became one of the first artificial arms to be controlled by a computer. On loan from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California"

Category

Slide