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The primary objective of this project is to design and develop an anatomically accurate, robotic hand that incorporates air muscles as a force generating mechanism. The robotic hand should utilize control algorithms that accurately reproduce human hand and finger motions. Additionally, the robotic hand should be capable of detecting and responding to tactile perceptions, including pressure force detection, position sensing, and motions. The robotic hand wants to be scalable as a future goal. The design team will first be optimizing a current hand design and then shifting their efforts to the design and creation of a new hand design.
The primary deliverables from the senior design phase will be:
1. Optimized air muscle design and configurations
2. Control strategy/algorithms
3. Functional, controllable hand model using existing robotic hand
4. Control and Optimization of the Current Hand Model
5. New hand design - drawings, design requirements
6. Single controlled finger from new hand design (time permitting)
Note: The deliverables from this senior design project will provide the platform to be used in a MS thesis project.
- Project Name
- Air Muscle Artificial Limb Design
- Project Number
- Project Family
- Artificial Organ Engineering
- Assistive Devices and Bioengineering
- Start Term
- End Term
- Faculty Guide
- Dr. Kathleen Lamkin Kennard (ME)
- Faculty Consultant
- John Wellin (ME)
- Technical Assistant
- Jonathan Niebielski (1st Year ME)
- Primary Customer
- Dr. Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard
- Customer contact information:
- customer email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.
Portions of the team documents have been prepared by a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.
Note: The majority of these documents are located else wear throughout this website, they have been summarized here for simplicity.
Phase 0 PlanningProject Summary
Phase 1 Concept Development
Phase 2 System-Level Design
Phase 3 Detailed Design
Phase 4 Testing and Refinement
These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.
After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.
As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.
Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)
Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)
Technical Conference Publication (SD II)
Poster Publication (SD II)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)