TechConnect Innovation Program

Sandia Hand

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 614

Website: http://www.sandia.gov/research/robotics/advanced_manipulation/Sandia_Hand.html

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