TitleThe Stanford Arm
DescriptionA part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots
Text from Robot Slide Series insert (misnumbered on Insert as the Rancho Arm)-
"The Stanford Arm, developed by Victor Scheinman, was the first successful electrically-powered, computer-controlled robot arm. It was used to develop industrial assembly techniques for commercial robot arms. By 1974, it could could assemble a Ford Model T water pump, guiding itself with optical and contact sensors. Development of the Stanford Arm led directly to the commercial production of the Vicarm, a robot arm used by researchers. victor Scheinman went on to design the PUMA series of industrial robots for Unimation (now Westinghouse) which is used for automobile assembly and a variety of other industrial tasks. On loan from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California"