Hess, Ronald A. Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California.
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Mechanical, electromechanical, or hydromechanical devices which enable a person to perform manual operations while separated from the site of the work. Remote manipulators are designed for situations where direct contact would be dangerous to the human (working with radioactive material), where direct human contact is ill-advised or impossible (certain medical procedures), and where human force-producing capabilities are absent (the disabled) or need to be amplified to complete some task (industrial assembly or construction).
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