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Soft Robotic Hand

For an Introduction to Mechanical Prototyping class, students Grace Ahn, Luke Morris and Krystn Walker built an underactuated hand through an iterative design process. Through each iteration, the material and fabrication techniques varied in order to explore the different methods of rapid prototyping. Our final hand was able to lift a variety of objects ranging in size, mass, and dexterity in competition. Some include: 3/8" ball bearing, 9" diameter basketball, 6 pound weight, power drill, and paper.