Underactuated Humanoid Robot Hands

I found this article from IEEE Spectrum. This hand named as Azzurra uses special kind of underactuated mechanism(only 5 motors can actuate total 11 Dof) and which is known as Hirose’s mechanism. By using that kind of mechanism, the key feature of Azzurra is a self-contained structure. That is, all functional components including motors, sensors and controller are integrated in…

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Sort of a Cross Between a Humanoid and a Quadruped

Source: IEEE Spectrum Germans Developing Robot Ape By Evan Ackerman Posted 24 Jun 2013 | 13:19 GMT Here’s why I think building a robot ape is a clever idea: like a real ape, it’s sort of a cross between a humanoid and a quadruped, in that it spends most of the time moving around on four limbs. But, it can…

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