Artifact Details

Title

The Direct Drive Arm

Catalog Number

102723512

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 -
"Early robot arms used chains or tendons to transmit power to joints from motors mounted in the base. The Direct Drive Arm had electric motors housed inside the joints themselves. This design eliminated friction and backlash, making the Direct Drive Arm's movements fast and accurate. This arm was the first direct-drive arm ever built. It served as a prototype for commercial robot arms. Developed by Takeo Kanade. The Computer Museum collection"

Category

Slide