In this paper, an interactive robotic anthropomorphic hand system is presented, which was developed as an important tool for the educational outreach activities. The robotic anthropomorphic hand incorporates 15 degrees of freedom, providing sufficient mobility in the demonstration of various postures. To increase the attractiveness of the robotic hand, pneumatic muscle actuators are used to drive the robotic hand motion through artificial tendons. The interaction of the robotic hand with a human is enabled with a control device, which allows the human operator to control the hand motion in a natural way. The robotic hand system has been successfully demonstrated in a recent engineering education outreach event, in which over 100 children at all ages operated the robotic hand through the control device.
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An Education-Oriented Robotic Anthropomorphic Hand System
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Wu, M, Kandra, A, & Shen, X. "An Education-Oriented Robotic Anthropomorphic Hand System." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 1: Active Control of Aerospace Structure; Motion Control; Aerospace Control; Assistive Robotic Systems; Bio-Inspired Systems; Biomedical/Bioengineering Applications; Building Energy Systems; Condition Based Monitoring; Control Design for Drilling Automation; Control of Ground Vehicles, Manipulators, Mechatronic Systems; Controls for Manufacturing; Distributed Control; Dynamic Modeling for Vehicle Systems; Dynamics and Control of Mobile and Locomotion Robots; Electrochemical Energy Systems. San Antonio, Texas, USA. October 22–24, 2014. V001T02A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2014-5962
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