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IH2 Azzurra Hand

Intrinsic robotic hand with all functional components (5 motors, tactile sensors and control electronics) integrated in the palm and in the underactuated, self-adaptive fingers. Able to perform multiple grasps and sense objects. Simple communication interface (RS-232 over USB or Bluetooth). Standard prosthetic wrist attachments available (compatible with Ottobock QWD).The compact size of these hands allows using them in research, evaluation and clinical experience with humans in real daily living environments on human-machine interfaces (either invasive or non-invasive) and control (EMG, ENG, EEG, sensory feedback systems, etc). Not only! Due to their light weight and anthropomorphism they are suitable as robotic end-effectors on limited pay-load robotic arms.

Key features:
  • Embedded force sensors
  • Compliant grasp: adapts to object shape
  • Light weight: 640 g only!
  • RS-232 (over USB) and Bluetooth communication
  • Fast (1 kHz) internal control loops: current, position, force
Possible applications:
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neuroscience and Prosthetics
  • Grasping, Manipulation and Haptics

Technical specifications

Power supply:9V@5A peak
Weight:640 g
Grip force (tendon force):30 N
Full fingers flexion speed:~1 s
Quick disconnect wrist available on request:

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureSchool of Advanced Studies Sant'Anna
The BioRobotics Institute

Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34
56025 Pontedera PI, Italy

Unit of accessWorking day


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