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System description document for the Anthrobot-2: A dexterous robot handThe Anthrobot-2 is an anatomically correct, fully functioning robot hand. The number of fingers, the proportions of the links, the placement and motion of the thumb, and the shape of the palm follow those of the human hand. Each of the finger and thumb joints are servo-controlled. The Anthrobot-2 also includes a two-degree-of-freedom wrist. The entire package, including wrist, hand, and actuators, will mount on the ends of a variety of industrial manipulators. A patent has been applied for on the design. The Anthrobot-2 will be useful in tasks where dexterous manipulation or telemanipulation are required.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Ali, Michael S.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Engler, Charles, Jr.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1991
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:104535
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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