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Parallel link manipulations


The present invention is directed to the design of a universal manipulator having the capabilities of performance both on land and in undersea applications as well as in space. A need exists to perform work such as cleaning, inspection, simple repair and assembly as well as undersea welding. Extreme depths, murky waters and turbulence frequently preclude such tasks being performed by divers. These problems however, are not insurmountable for unmanned submarines equipped with remotely controlled tools. Manipulators made in accordance with this invention have particular utility in such operations.

type: Patents

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