ACMVI (Oblix) robot

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Date Introduced
1978 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall, not including "tail": 5 in x 5 in x 96 in
Manufacturer
Hirose Robotics Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Credit Line
Loan Courtesy of Tokyo Instutute of Technology
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
L2002.1.1

The snake-like Oblix moved by rotating its angled joints. Designed by Professor Shigeo Hirose as both an arm and a tethered rover, Oblix was sold commercially for industrial applications as the MOGURA robot arm.