28 Sep '13, 10am
MT: Video Friday: PR2 Surrogates, Zombie F-16s, and Bot & Dolly's Box via @IEEESpectrum #robotics
Robotic hands have always been expensive, because making a hand that mimics the grasping capabilities that humans have (especially with anthropomorphic designs) tends to be very complicated. The Open Hand Project leverages 3D printing and an open source philosophy to make a fully articulated hand for under $1,000. This could be huge for the developing world, where access to sophisticated prosthetics is severely limited.