Fortis Manus was designed to be a lower-cost but functional manipulator to emulate functions of a normal human hand. Similar to the weight, size, and grip strength of a human hand, our manipulator is the first step towards bringing dexterous robotic technology from the realm of expensive research and development to a place where the practical foundations of an artificial hand can be made available to a large audience. This lower cost implementation consists of a single thumb and forefinger as well as an enlarged gripping phalange to take the place of the remaining three fingers. Locomotion was ...
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