The new compact and dexterous robotic fingers can withstand physical impact
Researchers have been working on robotic hands for decades to mimic the dexterity and manipulation of human hands. These earlier robotic hands were not able to withstand physical impacts in unstructured environments. Researchers have developed a compact robotic hand for dexterous fingers that can also withstand physical impacts.
Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering published the work of a team of researchers at Harbin University of Tech (China) on October 14, 2022.
Robots are often required to work in unpredictable and unsafe environments. When multi-fingered robot hands are required to operate in an unstructured environment, where obstacles move rapidly or the robot must interact with humans or another robot, physical collisions can’t be avoided.