Lego self-adaptive hand

self adaptive hand

I usually don’t feature LEGO projects because there is already a huge community and probably better places to get your LEGO info. That being said, I couldn’t pass this project up. It has an infrared sensor for detecting objects and only uses three pneumatic cylinders. The most interesting aspect of the hand is its underactuated fingers. The built in “mechanical intelligence” allows for shape adaptation even though there are fewer actuators than degrees of freedom. Don’t worry there’s a link to clear that last bit up.

[thanks ator1]

Comments

  1. PENGUIN says:

    that looks pretty cool

  2. joshw says:

    just another step toward lego hunter-killer robots.

    we will have to send someone into the past to destroy all 1×4 blocks to save humankind.

  3. ryan says:

    i’m having return of the jedi flashbacks

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