Enhancing human hand manipulation abilities through supernumerary robotic fingers

Irfan Hussain, Domenico Prattichizzo

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One of the new targets of wearable robots is not to enhance the lift strength far above human capability by wearing a bulky robot, but to support human capability within its range by wearing lightweight and compact robots. A new approach regarding robotic extra-fingers is presented in this chapter. In particular, different design guidelines to realize robotic extra-fingers for human grasping enhancement are proposed. Such guidelines were followed for the realization of three prototypes obtained using rapid prototyping techniques, i.e., a 3D printer and an open hardware development platform. Both fully actuated and underactuated solutions have been explored.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationBiosystems and Biorobotics
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570


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