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