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Shadow Hand

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The Shadow Hand is one of the most advanced robotic hands in the world. It's designed to replicate as much of the functionality, dimensions, and range of motion of the human hand as possible.

Creator
Shadow Robot Company
Country
United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Year
2004
Type
Research, Humanoids
Creator
Shadow Robot Company
Country
United Kingdom πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Year
2004
Type
Research, Humanoids

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Specs

FEATURES
Anthropomorphic design mimics size, shape, and degrees of freedom of the human hand. Equipped with position and tactile sensors in the hand.
HEIGHT
45 cm | 17.7 in
LENGTH
13.5 cm | 5.3 in
WIDTH
13.5 cm | 5.3 in
WEIGHT
4 kg | 8.8 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Six-axis gyro and accelerometer, joint angle sensors, tactile sensors, tendon load sensors, air pressure sensors (or current and temperature sensors when using motors).
ACTUATORS
Air muscles or electric motors.
POWER
External power supply and air compressor
COMPUTING
26 microcontrollers in the electric motor hand. The air muscle hand has four microcontrollers in the base for the valves and one in the palm.
SOFTWARE
Custom software. ROS (Robot Operating System) on the host PC.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
20 (Finger: 3 DoF x 4; Thumb: 5 DoF; Palm: 1 DoF; Wrist: 2 DoF)
MATERIALS
Delran plastic and aluminum.
COST
50,000 to 150,000 British pounds (depending on configuration)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.shadowrobot.com/hand/