telemanipulator

[ tĕl′ə-mə-nĭpyə-lā′tər ]

A device for transmitting hand and finger movements to a remote robotic device, allowing the manipulation of objects that are too heavy, dangerous, small, or otherwise difficult to handle directly.

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