Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas Denizel

Faculty Advisor

Padir, Taskin

Abstract

This project involved the design and development of an operational first prototype for the IRIS platform – an anthropomorphic robotic hand capable of autonomously determining the shape of an object and selecting the most appropriate method for grabbing said object. Autonomy of the device is achieved through the use of a unique control system which takes input from sensors embedded in the hand to determine the shape of an object, the position of each finger, grip strength, and the quality of grip. The intended use for this technology is in the medical field as a prosthesis. The advantage of our system as a prosthesis is that its autonomous functions allow the user to access a wide variety of functionality more quickly and easily than similar, commercially available products.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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