TitleThe Rancho Arm
PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA 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"