P09029: Robotic Hand Improvement


Project Summary Project Information

This project is the fourth generation of the artificial limb. The first generation created a 3-fingered hand, the second generation create a hand that could grip and the third generation created a 5-fingered hand. The final goal of these projects is to have a robotic arm with the ability to scale down for microvascular surgery or scale up for hazardous construction applications. The point of using a robotic arm for these applications is that by using a glove to control the robotic arm, it will be simple and intuitive to control, thus not adding to the burden of the controller.

This project's primary goals are to create a computer simulation of joints used in making air muscle-based robotic arms that can interface with the controls system and predict the forces. To ensure the accuracy of this simulation, joints will be made and compared to the computer model.

First Generation P08023

First Generation P08023

Third Generation P09023

Third Generation P09023

Elbow Design for P09029

Elbow Design for P09029

The Team

The Team

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Project Name
Robotic Hand Improvement
Project Number
Project Family
Artificial Organ
Assistive Devices and Bioengineering
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Lamkin-Kennard (ME)
Primary Customer
Dr. Lamkin-Kennard
Team Members:
  • Casey Dill (ME) : : Team Lead
  • Arthur Connors (EE) : : Control Systems
  • Andrew Torkelson (ISE) : : Resource Management

Team Documents

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design

One-Page Project Summary

MSDI Schedule

MSDII Schedule

Project Overview

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Required Resources

Video Introduction (Low Res|High Res|PowerPoint)

Project Proposal(PDF|PowerPoint)

Customer Needs

Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concepts

Final Controls Design

Final CAD Design

Preliminary Test Plan

Concept Design Review Documents

Detailed Design Review Documents

Managerial Design Review Presentation

Test Plan (SD II)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

P09029 Final Report

Weekly Deliverables Useful Links Downloads

Senior Design 1

Week 01 - (12/05/2008) (COMPLETE)

Week 02 - (12/12/2008) (COMPLETE)

Week 03 - (12/19/2008) (COMPLETE)

Week 04 - (01/09/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 05 - (01/16/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 06 - (01/23/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 07 - (01/30/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 08 - (02/06/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 09 - (02/13/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 10 - (02/20/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 11 - (02/27/2009) (COMPLETE)

Senior Design 2

Week 12 - (03/13/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 13 - (03/20/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 14 - (03/27/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 15 - (04/03/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 16 - (04/10/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 17 - (04/17/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 18 - (04/24/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 19 - (05/01/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 20 - (05/08/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 21 - (05/15/2009) (COMPLETE)

Week 22 - (05/22/2009) (COMPLETE)

First Generation Artificial Limb

Second Generation Artificial Limb

Third Generation Artificial Limb

Shadow Robotics

Vandoren Designs

One-Page Summary (.doc)

Customer Needs and Engineering Specs (.xls)

Risk Assessment (.xls)

Pugh Diagrams (.xls)

Grading Rubric (.xls)

Work Breakdown Structure (.xls)

CAD Model (zipped Solidworks Files)

Project Review(.pptx)

Test Plan(.doc)

Bill of Materials(.xls)

Conference Paper (.doc)

Team Poster(.ppt)

Final Presentation (.ppt)

Math Model (.docx)

P09029 Final Report (.doc)