Robot Hands by Dr. Gwen Bryan, Research Scientist, IHMC

April 22, 2023

April's Science Saturdays focused on “Robot Hands” – how they work, how they are made, and where they are used. Students made robot hands out of cardboard, straws, and string, using a design that operates similarly to actual robot hands. The string was attached to the fingertips, and the straws guided the strings so that when pulled, the hand curled inward to grip. Once built, students used the robot hands to pick up lightweight objects. The younger group made basic 3-digit hands, and the older group made more complicated hands with five digits.