breakaway wrist

breakaway wrist

[′brāk·ə‚wā ‚rist]
(control systems)
A robotic wrist that has a safety feature that guarantees its protection from damage if too much force is exerted on the wrist or end effector.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.