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Ambidexterous robot hand

Funding body

Sponsored by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)

Investigator(s)

Principal investigator: Tatiana Kalganova
 

Project description

The initial aim is to produce an anthropomorphic ambidextrous robotic hand driven by compliant ‘air muscles’ capable of actuation via mobile platform.

Primary function is for use treating sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. Secondary include medical/robotic research and use in theatrical performances.

The ambidextrous robot hand is an artificial structure for which the fingers are able to curve in one way or another, to have both a right and a left hand in the same design. Controllable from internet, it can be used as online physiotherapy architecture for at-home patient treatments, such as rehabilitation programs or relief of phantom pains.
 
The developed 3-D printed robot hand allows us to explore a number of future directions including control and stability issues, design and implementation of ambidexterous arm, integration of developed robotic hand into the 
 
Summary of selected publications on design and implementation of ambidexterous robot hand can be found at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/tatiana-kalganova  (Under Selected Publications section). Further information on current up-to date progress of overall project can be found at http://ambi-hand.brunel.ac.uk/ .