Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, United States
The Sandia Hand consists of a modular hand frame with fingers that magnetically attach. The fingers consist of several sensor and imaging systems that enable the hand to perform complex manipulation tasks. The Sandia Hand leverages 3-D printing and commercial electronics, making it a low-cost alternative to other robotic hands.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The Sandia Hand is a highly dexterous and modular product that can be used to support a wide variety of applications at a fraction of the cost of comparable robotic hands. Mass production can further reduce costs and increase capabilities, making wide spread adoption of robotic hands a market reality.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 614
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: DARPA Funded Program
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners