RAPHaEL: Robotic Air-Powered Hand with Elastic Ligaments

An compressed air powered robotic hand

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15 responses to “RAPHaEL: Robotic Air-Powered Hand with Elastic Ligaments”

  1. LaserParody Avatar
    LaserParody

    Derekcsy90 – I …
    Derekcsy90 – I wonder, are you ring and pinky fingers as responsive as your other three digits? LOL – I get your point though.

  2. rockerfrog25 Avatar
    rockerfrog25

    instead of air, …
    instead of air, they should use a pair of opposing force electromagnets for each of the knuckles and control the power of the movement through electric current. easier.

  3. BlockisticStudios Avatar
    BlockisticStudios

    Notice how it …
    Notice how it doesn’t break anything it holds.

  4. risknc Avatar
    risknc

    The video is of the …
    The video is of the first prototype, and there were some issues with the return force in a couple of the fingers, but this was fixed shortly thereafter.

  5. derekcsy90 Avatar
    derekcsy90

    The ring and pinky …
    The ring and pinky fingers of the hand does not seem to be as responsive the thumb, index and middle fingers. Good attempt though.

  6. risknc Avatar
    risknc

    It’s a novel method …
    It’s a novel method of actuating fingers, using corrugated tubing and compressed air to provide the motion and grasping force. It was designed as a spinoff of the main CHARLI humanoid robot project and was entered in (and won) the Compressed Air and Gas Institute(CAGI)’s Innovation competition. The goal of the project was to provide human like manipulative capabilities at a low cost using compressed air as a power source.

  7. jh0087 Avatar
    jh0087

    and the point of …
    and the point of this “hand” is…?
    can anyone explain

  8. cien79 Avatar
    cien79

    Indeed.
    Indeed.

  9. tnt90k Avatar
    tnt90k

    Projects like that …
    Projects like that should be open

  10. g4ngr3l87 Avatar
    g4ngr3l87

    nah! i still can …
    nah! i still can play guitar hero 😀

  11. indiie Avatar
    indiie

    Would have been …
    Would have been much cooler if, after a few seconds of holding, it then crushed the can!

  12. risknc Avatar
    risknc

    Arrows are next
    Arrows are next

  13. Sinisterene Avatar
    Sinisterene

    but can it catch an …
    but can it catch an arrow?

  14. hartliss Avatar
    hartliss

    This is the end.
    This is the end.

  15. tsuuki Avatar
    tsuuki

    nice hand, cletus
    nice hand, cletus

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