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Design of a prosthetic robotic hand Public

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The goal of this project was to design and build a robotic hand that simulates the human hand in as many ways possible. Previous simulated hands were researched and this project will focused [sic] on solving problems that previous designs have, such as the heavy weight and expensive cost of myoelectric hands. Additional research was done on the actual human hand and how it functions. A prototype of the robotic hand was created and tested for the goals that were outlined. The prototype satisfied most of the goals, such as weight and cost. The performance of the hand for reproducing the grasps made by humans was acceptable, but more work could be done to improve the design.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • 04D280M
  • 2004
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  • 2004-01-01
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