• Short Summary

    A "ROBOT ARM" WHICH WORKS WITH SUCH ACCURACY THAT IT CAN PICK UP AN OBJECT, MOVE IT ANYWHERE WITHIN A RADIUS OF 7FT 6INS (2.2 METRES) AND POSITION IT WITHIN 0.05IN OF A PREDETERMINED POINT, HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY, BY A BRITISH COMPANY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV."UNIMATE"
    0.03

    2.
    GV."UNIMATE" LIFTS TIN FROM RACK AND PLACES IT IN HATCH"
    0.11

    3.
    SV.TECHNICIANS WATCHING
    0.16

    4.
    SV.s. "UNIMATE" PERFORMS SIMPLE EXERCISE (3 SHOTS)
    0.31

    5.
    CU.CONTROL PANEL
    0.32

    6.
    SV.s.TECHNICIAN FITS NEW HAND FOR DIFFERENT TASK (3 SHOTS)
    0.46

    7.
    SV.s. "UNIMATE" OPENS FRIDGE DOOR AND LIFTS BEER TIN (3 SHOT)
    1.00

    8.
    SV."UNIMATE" CLOSES FRIDGE DOOR
    1.03

    9.
    SV. "UNIMATE" PLACES TIN UNDER OPENER
    1.10

    10.
    CU.TIN OPENED
    1.12

    11.
    GV & CU."UNIMATE" POURS BEER INTO GLASS (2 SHOTS)
    1.22

    12.
    SV.TWO MEN LIFT BEER MUGS
    1.25



    Initials JBC/VS/MGT/JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A "ROBOT ARM" WHICH WORKS WITH SUCH ACCURACY THAT IT CAN PICK UP AN OBJECT, MOVE IT ANYWHERE WITHIN A RADIUS OF 7FT 6INS (2.2 METRES) AND POSITION IT WITHIN 0.05IN OF A PREDETERMINED POINT, HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY, BY A BRITISH COMPANY.

    THE "ROBOT", CALLED THE "UNIMATE" IS BEING PRODUCED BY GKN. THE FIRM DESCRIBES IT AS "A PORTABLE, ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC MANIPULATIVE DEVICE WITH A BUILT-IN SOLID-STATE MEMORY."
    THE "ULTIMATE" HAS A VARIETY OF "FINGERS" WHICH CAN BE ATTACHED TO THE ARM, ENABLING IT TO PERFORM A WIDE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TASKS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA284JTMBNCMQPOLW86XSA0B92X
    Media URN:
    VLVA284JTMBNCMQPOLW86XSA0B92X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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