The Orm

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Date Introduced
1965
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 17 1/4 in x 15 in x 15 in
Credit Line
Gift of Stanford University
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102678171

Orm (Norwegian for "snake") was an unusual air-powered robot arm. It moved by inflating some of the 28 rubber sacks sandwiched between seven metal disks. The design was abandoned because movements could not be repeated accurately.