Tuesday, May 05, 2009
A robotic hand called the Robotic Air-Powered Hand with Elastic Ligaments (Raphael) uses compressed air to combine improved dexterity with low cost, according to engineers at Virginia Tech's Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory. The team recently won the Innovation Award Contest at the Compressed Air and Gas Institute in Cleveland. Virginia Tech's fully articulated robotic hand is said to be able to hold objects as heavy as a can or as delicate as an egg. Raphael has three articulated joints just like human fingers.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 3:57 PM