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How are the payload limits of robot arms on the space station determined?

I have just been wondering how the payload limits for the arms on the ISS were determined. Any back of the napkin calculations to explain these? In that vein, I could not find any information on the ...
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Did Buran also copy the Canadarm?

Considering that the Soviets copied practically everything else on the Space Shuttle, did they also make their own version of the Canadarm robotic arm?
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Are robot arms ever used for attitude control in space?

Motion of a robotic arm mounted on a spacecraft presents an interesting challenge from a control perspective. A robot arm, such as Canadarm (space shuttle) and Canadarm2 (ISS), has significant mass ...