Reinhold Oberle

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New lightweight anthropomorphic hands are presented for application in a humanoid robot. These hands possess 13 to 15 degrees of freedom and are driven by flexible fluidic actuators that are integrated in the finger joints. The compact design of the hands contains a pressure unit that is housed in the metacarpus. Alternatively, the pressure unit can be(More)
The third generation of the fluidic hand currently is in the process of clinical trial. The new hand combines functionality and cosmesis. It has the natural shape of a human hand and multiple new functions. The grasping operation is built in an adaptive way according to the biological example. This means that objects are enclosed with positive locking. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The need for further development of prosthetic hands with enhanced functionalities and better cosmetic appearance than conventional prosthetic hands became evident in many investigations of this topic [1-3]. Consequently, a new generation of multi-articulated hands for prosthetic application were designed in the past decade. Some of these hands(More)
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