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Joe Gradecki, The Virtual Reality Construction Kit, John Wiley & Sons, 1994

MECHANICAL ARM

By far the most widely known force-feedback system is the GROPE at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. The GROPE is a mechanical arm created by the Argonne National Lab for workers manipulating radioactive material. Figure 5.2 illustrates what a mechanical arm looks like.