Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week TechVideo, 2011 #24 - Evolution of a robotic hand and arm

Do you recall this robotic hand
Then check this out!... by MisterFitzGibbon...

According to his description at YouTube,

"An imitation of the human hand and upper arm (Minus fingertips!). 3 NXT motors control 10 pneumatic pistons, working 10 functions: 3 for the thumb, 4 for the fingers, 1 for pulling the fingers apart and towards, 1 for wrist control, 1 for twisting the arm up to 180 degrees (not piston operated). An ultrasonic sensor acts as the eye for sensing objects and their distances."

What else is it reserved for us to see next...


Parda said...

The most impressive hand and lower anm I've ever seen, thanks for posting this, it's just so related with my engineering university project.

Of course congratulations to the builder!!

Menno Gorter said...

Indeed: the result at the end is absolute impressive!
I hope he has considered a whole arm meanwhile.
Observing his skills it's not impossible at all.

222Doc said...

Nice, if he used a few servo muxs on the nxt he could make any movement in a single command. But it would need a bigger air supply. Get tis thing about 3 times smaller and i would love to have it on X :)

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