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.

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