Robotic Hand Developments at Harvard

Professor Robert Howe at Harvard University was recently featured on Engadget for his lab’s low-cost compliant hand. It utilizes only one motor with some clever mechanisms and takes advantage of inexpensive pressure sensors commonly used as barometers in smartphones. By vacuum forming a rubber skin to the sensors, they are able to get good sensitivity. The photographers made sure to interview Professor Howe with a familiar high-tech robot in the background as well.

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