Goldfinger: A Non-Anthropomorphic Dextrous Robot Hand

    The biomimetics group at Clemson is interested in novel manipulator designs. One example of such novelty is Goldfinger, a "thumbless" robot hand.

    Our work in manipulation has focused on understanding the possible uses of a non-anthropomorphic hand such as this one. With a solid understanding of the end effector's kinematics and actuation, Goldfinger serves as a testbed for work in dynamic and impulsive manipulation.

    Goldfinger can be mounted to a Puma 560 or similar industrial robot. It has only limited sensing abilities.

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