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\F4\←L\-R\/'7;\+R\→.\→S Telephone:
\F1\CJanuary 2,1976

Mr. Tom Donnelly
Westinghouse Nuclear Division
P.O. Box 2728
R & DCenter- Building 101
Beulah Road  Churchill Borough
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235

Dear Mr. Donnelly:

\J	Per  our telephone conversation earlier today, I am enclosing
some literature  on  our manipulator  systems.   In  addition I  have
enclosed  a report  issued by  the Artificial  Intelligence Lab.   at
Stanford University.    This report  gives  an example  of  automated
assembly using a Vicarm manipulator.

	As I mentioned during our telephone conversation, Vicarm is a
small   company  specializing  exclusively   in  computer  controlled
manipulators and systems.   These manipulator systems are  outgrowths
of work  done at Stanford University  and M.I.T.  As  general purpose
machines,    these   manipulators   are    intended   for   automated
manufacturing, assembly and handling tasks.

	The Model  Stanford manipulator  system  with a  10 lb.  load
handling capability  is similar to  the system we  would consider for
your application, based  on the telephone  information you  supplied.
As this manipulator is designed around parts  machined from bar, flat
and tube stock, upward scaling is not a difficult problem for us.

	Although  our current standard manipulators  are all electric
devices,  we  have  experience  with  both  hydraulic  and  pneumatic
manipulators, so we are not committed  to an all electric design.  In
addition,  we offer various accessories to complement our manipulator
systems.  These include  touch and force sensors, and  different hand
configurations to suit specific applications.  We also can design and
make speicalized tools and tooling to meet customer requirements.

	All our  manipulators  are  designed  for  computer  control.
Vicarm  can  supply  manipulators  with   and  without  the  computer
depending  on the  customer's  needs.   We presently  are  offering a
Digital Equipment Corporation  PDP-11 based  manipulator system.   We
have software  for use  on the PDP-11/45  computer and  are currently
developing  software  for  the  lower  cost  LSI-11  series  computer
manufactured by DEC.  This software incudes an  arm solution program,
straight  line motion routines,  tracking routines, looping  and step
and repeat functions, and pick and  place routines.  In addition,  we
can offer special computer programs to meet specific requirements.

	For your reference, a complete model Stanford Arm Manipulator
System, including  the LSI-11 computer with  terminal and software is
priced at $40,000.

	I mentioned that  we had  some contact with  other people  at
Westinghouse-Pittsburgh.   The  person  we dealt  with  was Mr.  Nick
Yaroshuk,  at the R &  D Center.   At one time we  even loaned him a
prototype of  our model  M.I.T. manipulator for  display purposes  at
Westinghouse.    Nick has  visited  Stanford  Research Institute  and
Stanford University and is familiar with our system's capabilities.

	We  are  looking  forward  to  your  more  detailed   project
requirements. Should you have any furthur questions, please feel free
to contact me.\.

Yours sincerely,

Victor Scheinman