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Lesson 3: Arm Designs

Learn

Before you can compete in the Stacked Up Challenge, you first need to learn about about what robotic arms are, different elements of robotic arms, and what makes an effective arm design.

Arm Design

A robotic arm is a mechanism or machine that functions similarly in motion to a human arm used to pick up, move, and transport objects.

Watch this video to learn about what robotic arms are, how they work, and what makes an effective arm design.

Lesson Summary

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Check Your Understanding

Before moving on to the Practice section, ensure that you understand the concepts covered on this page by answering the questions in the document below in your engineering notebook. 

Check Your Understanding questions

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Select Next > to practice stacking cubes using the arm of the Clawbot.