waldo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Robert A. Heinlein story Waldo, published in Astounding in 1940, derived from the name of the eponymous protagonist, Waldo F. Jones, who invented remote manipulators to overcome his own myasthenia gravis.

Noun[edit]

waldo (plural waldos or waldoes)

  1. A remote manipulation system in which a slave device mimics the motions of a master device manipulated directly by the operator.
    • 1940, Robert A. Heinlein, Waldo:
      Waldo flexed and extended his fingers gently; the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism.
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