In a photo illustration, SARCOS, (above, cheating) an animatronic robot
built by the SARCOS Research Corp., a Salt Lake City robotics company,
appears to peer at the seven-card-stud hand of one of the engineers responsible
for creating him, Scott Reynolds (above, at right, with technicians Doren
Prue, center, and Charles Ledger). Like many entertainment robots, this
one does not sense its environment or react to it. Instead, it either
follows the script of a computer program or is remotely controlled by
an operator wearing a sensor suit.
Named after its creator and fabricator, SARCOS Research
Corporation - SARCOS is derived from the Greek root 'sarco,' which means
muscle; hence the words 'sarcomere,' the basic unit of muscle, and 'sarcous,'
which means composed of muscle
Aircraft-grade aluminum with vacuum-formed polycarbonate
220 V AC single phase and 3 phase power, 600 psi
hydraulic pump, 120 psi air compressor
type, number, and kind
45 (linear and rotary hydraulic actuators, linear
The project is complete, and this particular unit
was custom built for the Carnegie Science Center.