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\F4\←L\-R\/'7;\+R\→.\→S   Telephone:
\F1\CJanuary 29, 1976

Mr. Goran Lundstrom
Aerodynamics Department
The Fluid Technology Laboratory
S-161 11 Bromma, Sweden

Dear Mr. Lundstrom:

\J	Thank you for your recent telegram,  your earlier letter, and
your  request to Professor  Bernard Roth.   I apologize  for the long
delay in replying.

	Vicarm currently  offers two  models of  computer  controlled
manipulators.   Our  larger model-  The Stanford  Manipulator- is  an
improved  and refined version of the  manipulators in use at Stanford
University for more than 5  years.  Our smaller model- The  M.I.T.  Arm is
similar to  the manipulator in use  at M.I.T. for the past  year.  We
offer both  of  these manipulators  individually  or as  part  of  a
complete system.   As indicated on  our price list, you  may purchase
the  basic  manipulator and  power  supply for  integration  into your
existing system, or you may buy a manipulator and  computer interface
(for  PDP-11, Nova,  or Interdata  computers),or you  may purchase  a
complete  system consisting  of an  arm, a  hardware servo  system, a
computer interface, an LSI-11 computer and operational software.

	Vicarm  has  not  actively  solicited  orders   from  foreign
organizations as we are not currently able to offer local support and
maintainance for our systems.  However,  we would be willing to  sell
you a  manipulator with this  understanding.   In general, we  supply
sufficient drawings and details to enable our customers to do much of
their own maintainance, modifications, and troubleshooting.
	You  have specifically  requested  information on  the  model
M.I.T. manipulator.  Due to more limited experience with this system,
we are currently  strongly advising firms such  as yours to  consider
the Stanford  Manipulator instead,  as we  can currently  supply more
accessories  and software with this system.   In addition, the Model
Stanford manipulator system is currently more reliable, and easier to
maintain  than  the smaller,  more  complex M.I.T.  arm.   A  furthur
incentive is the delivery time.  We are currently able to deliver a
Stanford Arm in 4 months, while we must presently quote 10 months
delivery on an M.I.T. arm.

	You also requested  information on sensors.  We  are offering
touch  sensor  finger tips  (switches),force sensing  fingers,  and a
6-component force sensing wrist (semiconductor strain gauge type) for
the Stanford  Arm. We currently have  no sensors for the  M.I.T. arm.
All our  current systems are electric.  Although we have experimented
with hydraulic and pneumatic  sensors, actuators and devices,  we are
not presently prepared to offer any devices of this sort.

	I hope this information is sufficient.   Should you have
any furthur questions, I will be happy to answer them.\.

Yours sincerely,

Victor Scheinman