Nuclear Engineering International

Getting A Handle On Improved Operation

While telemanipulator design and operation has evolved over the decades, the look and feel of the handle that is gripped by the operator has remained relatively static. Amos Avery and Steve Williams explain how a new design could improve operator efficiency.

One of the most significant days in the evolution of hazardous-material handling in industrial applications occurred in 1949. On that day inventor Ray Goertz first publicly demonstrated, at the behest of the US Atomic Energy Commission for use at its Argonne National Laboratory, his invention that would come to be known as a telemanipulator.

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