Would you like a HAND?

Discussions regarding building a walking robot at home. Most of the robots participating at Robo-One competitions are custom fabricated.
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Post by Rblackmore » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:04 pm

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Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:04 pm

That looks awesome, I for one am very impressed if it is to have independent fingers.

Bullit wrote:Yeah the shadow robot hand is very cool. It uses air muscles.
http://www.shadowrobot.com/hand/overview.shtml


I saw that a while ago, very cool indeed!
That looks awesome, I for one am very impressed if it is to have independent fingers.

Bullit wrote:Yeah the shadow robot hand is very cool. It uses air muscles.
http://www.shadowrobot.com/hand/overview.shtml


I saw that a while ago, very cool indeed!
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Digit-tal update...

Post by MYKL » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:04 pm

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Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:04 pm

Hello Friends,

Its been awhile. I have been lurking but not posting. I have finished a more compact prototype for my Hand project. The next step is to draw up the parts for producing a mold so that I can cast the pieces in a very light material. Also I have waited until I had a base unit to display my wares upon and I was just able to purchase my very own Robonova-1 for the modest price of $750.00. This means that I shall be spending a bit more time with you all and that I will post images of the Metamorphasis of my very own robotic competitor.

The following images were created here at work using my cellular phone so they are of barely acceptable quality.

Please leave your thoughts. I do so enjoy them. I will be blessing my machine with dexterity as soon as I've modled up the arms and adjusted the parimiters of my created hands to the point that I feel they are asthetically and mechanically sound.

Pictures first:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1006.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1007.jpg

And the worlds crappiest upside down video:

http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1011.flv

You will notice the most remarkable change has been the reduction in size...
Hello Friends,

Its been awhile. I have been lurking but not posting. I have finished a more compact prototype for my Hand project. The next step is to draw up the parts for producing a mold so that I can cast the pieces in a very light material. Also I have waited until I had a base unit to display my wares upon and I was just able to purchase my very own Robonova-1 for the modest price of $750.00. This means that I shall be spending a bit more time with you all and that I will post images of the Metamorphasis of my very own robotic competitor.

The following images were created here at work using my cellular phone so they are of barely acceptable quality.

Please leave your thoughts. I do so enjoy them. I will be blessing my machine with dexterity as soon as I've modled up the arms and adjusted the parimiters of my created hands to the point that I feel they are asthetically and mechanically sound.

Pictures first:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1006.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1007.jpg

And the worlds crappiest upside down video:

http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1011.flv

You will notice the most remarkable change has been the reduction in size...
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Post by Orac » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:20 pm

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Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:20 pm

Fantastic, is the plan still to use air muscles to control it?

I had thought of something similar myself using those tiny pager motors mounted in my Manoi's arms.
Fantastic, is the plan still to use air muscles to control it?

I had thought of something similar myself using those tiny pager motors mounted in my Manoi's arms.
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Post by MYKL » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:52 pm

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Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:52 pm

Thank you,

Direct servos first. Then maybe I'll be able to pursue my hydraulic muscles.

The Manoi is a beautiful design. I can't figure out why no one has designed working hands yet. These are HUMANIOD robots after all. Having hands is one of our most distinguishing assets.

My Robonova should arrive any day now. By the time I've finished with it, it will not be recogniseable as a RN-1.
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Direct servos first. Then maybe I'll be able to pursue my hydraulic muscles.

The Manoi is a beautiful design. I can't figure out why no one has designed working hands yet. These are HUMANIOD robots after all. Having hands is one of our most distinguishing assets.

My Robonova should arrive any day now. By the time I've finished with it, it will not be recogniseable as a RN-1.
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Re: Digit-tal update...

Post by asbrandsson » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:34 pm

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Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:34 pm

MYKL wrote:The following images were created here at work using my cellular phone so they are of barely acceptable quality.

Please leave your thoughts. I do so enjoy them. I will be blessing my machine with dexterity as soon as I've modled up the arms and adjusted the parimiters of my created hands to the point that I feel they are asthetically and mechanically sound.

Pictures first:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1006.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1007.jpg

And the worlds crappiest upside down video:

http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1011.flv

You will notice the most remarkable change has been the reduction in size...


Hello,

Those hands are simply amazing, is there a way to integrate them into a Robonova? If there was I would buy them in a second.

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MYKL wrote:The following images were created here at work using my cellular phone so they are of barely acceptable quality.

Please leave your thoughts. I do so enjoy them. I will be blessing my machine with dexterity as soon as I've modled up the arms and adjusted the parimiters of my created hands to the point that I feel they are asthetically and mechanically sound.

Pictures first:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1006.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1007.jpg

And the worlds crappiest upside down video:

http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1011.flv

You will notice the most remarkable change has been the reduction in size...


Hello,

Those hands are simply amazing, is there a way to integrate them into a Robonova? If there was I would buy them in a second.

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Post by MYKL » Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:29 pm

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Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:29 pm

Thank you for the Kudos...

This weeks end I tested which adhesive and skeletal parts I will use on the final version. The parts list consists of light weight hobby shop materials. My next set of pictures (Hopefully by the end of this week) will be of my standard RN-1 modded with at least one working hand. My brother has a nice video camera and knows how to do the You Tube thing so I'll post a video too if I can talk him into it.

It would be really fun to produce a kit but I won't bother with it unless there would be enough interest to warrant the time I'd spend on making it very user friendly. I produce manufacturing Drawings/Models/Instructions for a living so I will be able to make very helpful drawings.

If I do the kits I'll probably sell them in bags like when you go to the hobby store to buy upgrade parts for your R/C vehicles.

Thanks again for posting a reply, I was beginning to wonder if I was walking this path alone...
Thank you for the Kudos...

This weeks end I tested which adhesive and skeletal parts I will use on the final version. The parts list consists of light weight hobby shop materials. My next set of pictures (Hopefully by the end of this week) will be of my standard RN-1 modded with at least one working hand. My brother has a nice video camera and knows how to do the You Tube thing so I'll post a video too if I can talk him into it.

It would be really fun to produce a kit but I won't bother with it unless there would be enough interest to warrant the time I'd spend on making it very user friendly. I produce manufacturing Drawings/Models/Instructions for a living so I will be able to make very helpful drawings.

If I do the kits I'll probably sell them in bags like when you go to the hobby store to buy upgrade parts for your R/C vehicles.

Thanks again for posting a reply, I was beginning to wonder if I was walking this path alone...
"Somnium est ubi nos ipsi primas agimus partes"
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Post by asbrandsson » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:50 pm

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Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:50 pm

Hello,

I am working on a Robonova with a 3.5" core 2 duo pc for a brain on the front and a I-droid head. I want to use the new style Baur Mech double knees to make a set of double elbows. With the Hands that you have it would be an excellent astro boy in the making. :)

I would for sure buy a set of the hands in any form.

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Hello,

I am working on a Robonova with a 3.5" core 2 duo pc for a brain on the front and a I-droid head. I want to use the new style Baur Mech double knees to make a set of double elbows. With the Hands that you have it would be an excellent astro boy in the making. :)

I would for sure buy a set of the hands in any form.

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Post by MYKL » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:18 pm

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Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:18 pm

Have you posted any pictures of your intent/creation?

It sounds a bit like where I am going with my RN-1 project.

Perhaps an exchange of ideas can be arranged...

I am lost as far as control. I am a mechanical designer, the electrics are still a bit daunting to me. Its the user friendly GUI that moved me to purchase the RN-1.
Have you posted any pictures of your intent/creation?

It sounds a bit like where I am going with my RN-1 project.

Perhaps an exchange of ideas can be arranged...

I am lost as far as control. I am a mechanical designer, the electrics are still a bit daunting to me. Its the user friendly GUI that moved me to purchase the RN-1.
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Post by MYKL » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:32 pm

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Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:32 pm

Updated version:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_0910.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_0909.jpg

http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1016.flv

Its shown in the pictures next to the forearm braket of a Robonova-1 for size comaprison. This version is just the skeleton. I mean to flesh it ouut a bit more and make the movements a bit more fluid. I don't know if I'll add this one to my RN as it seems to be a bit large.

I may just post a few assembly pictures so that you could make your own instead of bothering with a kit.

Here it is actually gripping something(s):
http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1417.flv

What do you think of this newest version so far?
Updated version:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_0910.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_0909.jpg

http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1016.flv

Its shown in the pictures next to the forearm braket of a Robonova-1 for size comaprison. This version is just the skeleton. I mean to flesh it ouut a bit more and make the movements a bit more fluid. I don't know if I'll add this one to my RN as it seems to be a bit large.

I may just post a few assembly pictures so that you could make your own instead of bothering with a kit.

Here it is actually gripping something(s):
http://s225.photobucket.com/albums/dd10 ... 8_1417.flv

What do you think of this newest version so far?
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Post by asbrandsson » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:36 am

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:36 am

Hello,

Will the hand basically open and close from a servo? or is there a way to use it without using five servos per hand.

I want to create a fully autonomous humanoid robot. Basically now I am getting into some kind of Sherline CNC machine so that I can experiment with different kinds of brackets and torso types. I feel that striking the right kind of balance in the frame is the key. The 3.5" by 5" core 2 duo mother is available and then I just need to more or less develop a good li-pol battery system. Something that will get six to eight hours of use, before the need to charge. Then I am going to work on the personality. The basic robonova system has the most potential to me, it is just a matter of bringing it to complete fruition.

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Hello,

Will the hand basically open and close from a servo? or is there a way to use it without using five servos per hand.

I want to create a fully autonomous humanoid robot. Basically now I am getting into some kind of Sherline CNC machine so that I can experiment with different kinds of brackets and torso types. I feel that striking the right kind of balance in the frame is the key. The 3.5" by 5" core 2 duo mother is available and then I just need to more or less develop a good li-pol battery system. Something that will get six to eight hours of use, before the need to charge. Then I am going to work on the personality. The basic robonova system has the most potential to me, it is just a matter of bringing it to complete fruition.

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Post by MYKL » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:43 am

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:43 am

Each digit has a control line.

If I wish I can attach them all to one servo or I can seperate conrol of each didit with five servos.

On the RN-1 I will probably have a servo for the thumb, one for the first finger, and one for the other three.
Each digit has a control line.

If I wish I can attach them all to one servo or I can seperate conrol of each didit with five servos.

On the RN-1 I will probably have a servo for the thumb, one for the first finger, and one for the other three.
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Post by Humanoido » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:41 pm

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I think a kit is a great idea, but can't decide which version is the most fantastic, the first or second. :) I think offer both as kits, the first one is smaller for use on smaller humanoids such as i-SOBOT and the second one is larger for Robonova and larger robots. This is a well developed hand, and a wonderful innovative idea for marketing a kit in each version. Be sure and offer the kit with two hands! There's miniature servos that are ideally suited for the purpose of driving these hands.

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I think a kit is a great idea, but can't decide which version is the most fantastic, the first or second. :) I think offer both as kits, the first one is smaller for use on smaller humanoids such as i-SOBOT and the second one is larger for Robonova and larger robots. This is a well developed hand, and a wonderful innovative idea for marketing a kit in each version. Be sure and offer the kit with two hands! There's miniature servos that are ideally suited for the purpose of driving these hands.

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Post by MYKL » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:17 pm

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Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:17 pm

One I had the DOF to the legs and arms that I wish to I'm sure the overall 'bot will be a bit bigger so a larger hand may fit the overall scheme. I was not given enough free time this weeks end to create. I'll probably have a new set done by the next.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They are very encouraging.

^_^
One I had the DOF to the legs and arms that I wish to I'm sure the overall 'bot will be a bit bigger so a larger hand may fit the overall scheme. I was not given enough free time this weeks end to create. I'll probably have a new set done by the next.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They are very encouraging.

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Post by Humanoido » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:06 pm

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Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:06 pm

What makes the fingers swing back to the open position?

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What makes the fingers swing back to the open position?

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