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This 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.

Furthermore, 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.

 
     
 
Last prototype of the UB Hand III.

CAD model of the next UB Hand III skeleton.


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