Haptic Controlled Robot Hand

This project brings together the DIY Haptic Control Glove and the Robotic Hand that I made earlier. The cost of this entire project was less than 25 US$. For details on how they were built and how they work, just follow the link for each.

This video demostrates the complete project.

1. Calibration of the glove
2. Control of the fingers
3. Touching finger tips of little and index fingers to demonstrate
thumb movement
4. Performing a simple task
5. Detail of servo movements

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Building a Better Robotic Hand

The word robot comes from the Polish word ‘robota’ meaning forced labour. In Russia, robota means just work, employment or operation. Funny, I’ve spent nearly two years in Russia and have probably spoken this word many many times, never really realising that it is also the root word for robot!

Anyway, this post is a photo-essay/tutorial on how I built my new robotic hand.

Everything is in place

Robotic Hand Version 2.

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Starting Robotics: Haptic Controlled Robotic Claw

Now that my 6 DOF robot arm is assembled and tested, I thought it would be
nice to get working on the first technique I need to understand: haptic control.

Haptic : Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile. [Greek haptikos, from haptesthai, to grasp, touch.]

The basics of haptic control:-

1. Sense the movements of the human body
2. quantify these movements into electrical signals
3. control robotics with the electrical impulses
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