end effector

noun
variants: or end-effector \ ˈend-​i-​ˈfek-​tər How to pronounce end-effector (audio) , -​ˌtȯr \
plural end effectors or end-effectors

Definition of end effector

: any of various tools that can be mounted at the end of a robotic arm and that are used to interact with or manipulate objects Performance data on robots, Lau says, usually describe a device's ability to place its end effector at a given point and do so repeatedly at very low speeds.— K. M. Reese

First Known Use of end effector

1968, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“End effector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/end%20effector. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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