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Mechanical Hands Manipulators ORNL
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Mechanical Hands Manipulators ORNL
7695 Ed Westcott 2-5-1952 Routine BY REMOTE CONTROL- In the Physics of Solids Building at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a step in preparation of a solid sample of extremely radioactive material for analysis is concluded as the scientist, separated from his work by concrete barrier and liquid-filled porthole, uses manipulators, or 'mechanical hands,' to wash his equipment. The human-like hands in cell respond to slight pressure or movement of man's hands as, by remote control, he squeezes plastic bottle of acid and squirts fluid through tube to wash cover glass. The acid dissolves and recovers radioactive material adhering to the surface. ORNL is operated by Carbibe and Carbon Cemicals Co., a division of Union Carbibe and Carbon Corporation. Oak Ridge Tennessee
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