Motion Control

Soft Robotic Hand for Delicate Manipulation

Researchers from the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory  manufactured a soft robotic hand with dexterous soft fingers capable of moving objects within the hand using several basic motion primitives. They can then chain these primitives together to perform finger gaits, compensate for gravity, and move objects to desired poses within the hand, all while retaining the gentleness and safety inherent in soft robots.