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Robotic arm

A robotic arm is a type of mechanical arm, usually programmable, with similar functions to a human arm; the arm may be the sum total of the mechanism or may be part of a more complex robot. The links of such a manipulator are connected by joints allowing either rotational motion (such as in an articulated robot) or translational (linear) displacement. The links of the manipulator can be considered to form a kinematic chain. The terminus of the kinematic chain of the manipulator is called the end effector and it is analogous to the human hand.

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What I found interesting about this video was that the interesting way they used to engineer this was from nature. Nature had a huge impact on the engineers plans on how to make this robotic arm safer for humans to work around. They used air and plastic tubing to create it. Technology has been changing rapidly. I actually watched this at home with my brother and I was so interested in this and was curious on why this is not mentioned at school or on the news. Back to the subject, This is something that I was actually interested in, and weirdly I am not usually interested in engineering or mechanics.

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