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qb SoftHand Research

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qb SoftHand Research is an anthropomorphic robotic hand that can grasp a wide range of objects with different shapes and textures. Designed as a versatile research platform, it is safe to operate around people, and simple to program even when performing complex manipulations.

Creator
qb robotics
Country
Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Year
2018
Type
Research, Humanoids
Creator
qb robotics
Country
Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Year
2018
Type
Research, Humanoids

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Specs

FEATURES
Safe for human-robot interaction. Able to grasp different objects without changes to the control action. Single-motor actuation. Plug-and-play and simple to control. Robust and modular, with "self-healing" joints. Supports Windows, Mac, and Linux and integration with several software packages.
HEIGHT
21.6 cm | 8.5 in
LENGTH
19.1 cm | 7.5 in
WIDTH
5.6 cm | 2.2 in
WEIGHT
0.5 kg | 1.1 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Absolute magnetic rotary encoder
ACTUATORS
DC brushed motor
POWER
24-V power supply
COMPUTING
N/A
SOFTWARE
ROS, C++ libraries, URCap, Matlab, Simulink. GUI for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
19
MATERIALS
ABS, fiberglass, aluminum
COST
โ‚ฌ7,000 to 9,500 (depending on configuration)
STATUS
Ongoing
WEBSITE
https://qbrobotics.com/

History

qb robotics is an Italian company founded in 2011 as a spin-off of the University of Pisa โ€“ Research Center "E. Piaggio" and the Italian Institute of Technology. It develops robotic hands, grippers, handles, delta robots, and actuators primarily based on soft robotics technologies. The company's robots rely on design and control principles similar to those found in the muscular system of animals and humans. Headquartered in Pisa, qb robotics strives to build innovative robots that are both capable and safe when interacting with humans or operating near them. The company currently focuses on three main industrial sectors: service robotics; industrial robotics and automation; and biomedical and prosthetics.