Teleoperated 3 or 5 Finger Dual Robot Arm Exhibits





Click here to see video clips of our Teleoperated Dual Robot Arm exhibit.  It is also a part of our traveling show "Robot Carnival; The Science Behind Artificial Life, Movie Robotics, Space Exploration & Service Robotics!" A "Hands On" Interactive Robotic Exhibition!  


  The Teleoperated Dual Robot Arm Exhibit  consists of two exhibits that interface with each other, the Teleoperated Dual Robot Arm exhibit and the Teleoperated Control Counsel. These exhibits can be placed as far as 60 feet away from each other and still interact.

  The Teleoperated Dual Arm Exhibit (upper right) has two electromechanical robot arms that measure approximately 39” long  from the tip of the fingers to the base of the shoulder pivot assembly. These arms are capable of passing objects to each other. One arm is controlled directly from an attached control council, as seen above and the other arm is controlled with the Teleoperated Control Council through remote viewing.

  The Teleoperated Counsel (upper left) contains a viewing screen and controls. The screen shows a remote view of the movements of the robotic arm that it's controls operate.

  The exhibit is configured as a demonstration arm to illustrate remote handling applications for robotics. Remote handling robots are used by industry, aerospace and commercial establishments to extend human capabilities in hazardous situations. One of the arms is operated at the exhibit console. The other side of the exhibit features a text panel instructing the visitor to go to the teleoperated console (pictured above). The teleoperated console houses the control for the adjoining arm and presents the video monitor feedback for the user.

  To see examples of our arms click here.  Each arm has five ranges of motion  and independent movement in all 5 fingers, or you can choose a 3 fingered arm with 5 ranges of motion.  Our arms have been used as a low cost exhibit robotics device since 1993. The basic design for the arm has also been used in rehabilitation robotics experiments where it provided dexterity, durability and a somewhat human appearance.  This exhibit  is view able from all sides making it ideal for mid floor locations. The top of the exhibit has a florescent light to cast a showcase glow across the interior, highlighting the angles on the cubes and components.

  As seen in this top view diagram, the arms are placed so that each one is in an adjoining corner. This allows the arms to pass one another without physical contact, but still allows visitors to pass cubes back and fourth at maximum arm extension. The cubes are made of colored foam material to reduce impact stresses between arms and base panel.  The swing of each arm creates a theoretical null spot on each side. To compensate for this, the triangular shapes tilt any blocks that land in a null spot to a reachable angle. This is also done directly around the shoulder pivots. Each arm is protected by limit controls and spring loaded for shock. The limit controls use simple logic to avoid over travel, as opposed to expensive and hard to repair computer guided systems. The fingers operate by pressing a series of push switches arranged in the form of a hand. The wrist, shoulder and elbow ranges of motion are operated by two joystick assemblies per arm.
  Our robot arms are a durable cost effective and easy to maintain solution to your exhibit robotics applications. All the major components for the arm and controls are “off the shelf” items for your maintenance and repair convenience. We build each arm with a combination of aluminum, nylon, steel, commercial and industrial components and house them in durable exhibit cases. You will never see a pressed wood product come from our workshop. Our control panels are built to take the rigors of public use with thick aluminum tops and quality switches and controls.  The exhibit is designed to be visually stunning, educational and useable by virtually any age of museum visitor.

  If you have been troubled by Robotic exhibits that  are extremely high cost or are hard to maintain and require highly skilled personnel and expensive repairs, we can provide the quality alternative. We will build a complete exhibit including  quality built electronic-electromechanical robot arms, fully enclosed exhibit cases for the arms and teleoperated console, support electronics, camera, monitor, visual support materials, maintenance information and schedule, activities  and control panels. Approximate size of the main case 70" high x 95" wide x 38" deep. Approximate size of the teleoperated console is 46" wide x 47" deep x 70" high. Your exhibit will come with a 2 year guarantee against defects in our workmanship. Exhibits are available in a wide variety of colors. Let us know your preference.

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7-year warranty against defects in our workmanship; Free Life-time phone/internet technical support; Life-time parts supply sourcing for our exhibits at wholesale prices. See more details below.

Our exhibits have a long service life expectancy, with many units still functioning smoothly at 10 years plus. They are so easy to maintain and repair, that it usually takes regular museum staff only 15 to 20 minutes.


Optional Accessories:  Voice Playback



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