UB Hand III (University of Bologna Hand) project adresses
the development of a new anthropomorphic robot hand.
The overall hand is based on an innovative mechanical
architecture, which adopts deformable
elements as joint hinges (compliant mechanisms).
This design leads to an endo-skeletal structure particularly
suitable to host a distributed sensory equipment and
a continuous compliant cover, allowing:
high level of anthropomorphism
structural simplification, reliability enhancement
and cost reduction.
the proposed solution is very flexible, as it can be
adapted to many different end-effector configurations
and is not dependent on a particular type of actuation,
being compatible with future availability of
any kind of artificial muscles.