What would you call this, in technical language?

  • #1
863
4
I'm an EE with a fried brain right now, how would you describe the device in the attached picture in technical language?

So far I've called it a "double-jointed robotic arm with one joint affixed to a mounting surface". That sounds really bad and not descriptive.
 

Attachments

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Mapes
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Gold Member
2,593
20
2DOF manipulator. This is like a double pendulum configuration: two rotational joints connected in series. Maybe that will give some search terms to narrow down the conventional nomenclature.
 
  • #3
Danger
Gold Member
9,607
246
I wouldn't involve the term "robotic" at all, since there are no actuator mechanisms. It's just a bunch of joints held together with sticks.
The best that I can currently think of is "a 2D representation of a multi-axis linear assembly". That, of course, makes no sense whatsoever unless accompanied by the illustration. (Personally, I'd go with the "joints & sticks" explanation... :tongue:)
 
  • #4
I'd go with double-jointed arm.
 

Related Threads on What would you call this, in technical language?

  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
695
Replies
5
Views
2K
Replies
6
Views
831
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
5K
Replies
2
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
12K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
3K
Replies
6
Views
2K
Top