Rancho Arm

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Date Introduced
1962 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 22 in x 28 in x 12 in
Manufacturer
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Credit Line
Gift of Stanford University
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102711128

The Rancho Arm's six joints gave it flexibility similar to that of a human arm. Originally designed for the handicapped, it became one of the first arms to be controlled by computer when the project moved to Stanford in 1963.