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

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureSchool of Advanced Studies Sant'Anna
The BioRobotics Institute
LocationViale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34 56025 Pontedera PI, Italy
Unit of accessWorking day

Technical specifications

DoA:5
Interface:RS232/USB
Power supply:9V@5A peak
Weight:640 g
Grip force (tendon force):30 N
Quick disconnect wrist available on request:
Full fingers flexion speed:~1 s