Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Shadow Dexterous Hand

London-based Shadow Robot Company is offering for sale a new robotic hand design which couples 186 force sensors with individually powered joints. The hand is actuated by 36 air muscles which are powered by compressed air.

An optional tactile system is available which covers the fingertips with 34 tactels each and the phalanges with an array of larger tactels.

PDF Technical Overview

Video of the hand twisting off a cap.