Glossary of Robot Terms - P
- Parallel manipulator - an articulated robot or manipulator based on a number of kinematic chains, actuators and joints, in parallel. c.f. serial manipulator.
- Pendant - Any portable control device that permits an operator to control the robot from within the restricted envelope (space) of the robot.
- Pneumatics - the control of mechanical force and movement, generated by the application of compressed gas. c.f. hydraulics.
- Prosthetic - programmable manipulators or devices for missing human limbs.