TitleThe Tentacle Arm
PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots
Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"This arm was developed by Marvin Minsky at MIT in 1968. Since it moved like an octopus, this early robot arm was called the Tentacle Arm. It had twelve joints and was designed to reach around obstacles. The arm was controlled by a PDP-6 computer and was powered by hydraulic fluids. It was designed to be mounted on a wall and could lift te weight of a person. On loan from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachussetts"