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Telemanipulation Systems

Definition : Systems designed for handling objects without physical contact of a human operator with the manipulator (often referred to as "robotic" systems). Most systems are based on control (i.e., master) arms operated by a person and working (i.e., slave) manipulators that guide a set of instruments to perform the intended task (master-slave system). These systems typically consist of robotic arms used as manipulators; a workstation including the control arms, computerized processing units, and visual displays; visual, auditory, and tactile transducers; and appropriate links between the manipulators and the workstation. Telemanipulation systems are mostly used to move hazardous (e.g., radioactive) materials and objects in difficult access places; they are also used for surgical purposes.

Entry Terms : "Robotic Systems" , "Master-Slave Telemanipulators" , "Mechanical Telemanipulators"

UMDC code : 18598


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Intelligent Actuator Inc

Founded in Japan in 1976, with American headquarters established in 1989, IAI designs, manufactures, and markets a complete line of motion control systems. As the established world leader in linear electric actuatorsand low cost, high performance SCARA robots, we provide over half of all linear actuators sold in Japan and are a leading source of advanced plug & play automation throughout North America and the world.

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