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Design for a Three-Fingered HandA general purpose end-effector for use on the space manipulator proposed for the shuttle program was developed. The end-effector has the capabilities of a human hand and peel-off value as a human prosthetic device. The design evolved through two mock-up stages. The final form contains four electric motors. While thumb and forefinger bend, their ultimate phalanges maintain a parallel stance to one another. The grip centerline is at 45 degrees to the mounting base.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Crossley, F. R. E.
(Massachusetts Univ. Amherst, MA, United States)
Umholtz, F. G.
(Massachusetts Univ. Amherst, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: JPL The 2nd Conf. on Remotely Manned Systems (RMS)
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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