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Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Improved Robotic Hand Captures Top Award
10/08/09 — Virginia Tech students develop a robotic hand, the RAPHaEL (Robotic Air Powered Hand with Elastic Ligaments), powered by compressed air that does not require the use of motors or other expensive and bulky actuators. The Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) has captured another top award for its updated innovative robotic hand that can automatically change its grasping force using compressed air. A team of five undergraduate students recently won First Place in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition at the International Design Engineering Technical Conference. The winning entry…






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