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Takaki, Takeshi (Hiroshima University), Omata, Toru (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

High Performance Anthropomorphic Robot Hand with Grasp Force Magnification Mechanism

Scheduled for presentation during the Regular Sessions "Grasping - I" (FrA5), Friday, May 15, 2009, 09:10−09:30, Room: 403

2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 12 - 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan

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Keywords Multifingered Hands, Mechanism Design, Grasping

Abstract

This paper presents a lightweight 328 g anthropomorphic robot hand that can exert a large grasp force. We propose a combination mechanism of a flexion-drive and a force-magnification-drive for a cable driven multifingered robot hand. The flexion-drive consisting of a feed screw enables quick motion of its fingers and the force-magnification-drive consisting of an eccentric cam, a bearing and a pulley enables a firm grasp. This paper also proposes a three-dimensional linkage for the thumb. This linkage consists of four links and is driven by a feed screw. It can oppose to a large force exerted by the other fingers with the force-magnification-drive. These mechanisms are compact enough to be installed in the developed lightweight hand. We experimentally verify that the maximum fingertip force of the hand exceeds 20 N and that the thumb can hold a large force of 100 N. The time to fully close the hand by using the flexion-drives is 0.47 s. After the fingers make contact with an object, the time to achieve a firm grasp by using the grasp-magnification-drive is approximately 1 s.

 

 

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