Robot Hands by Dr. Jerry Pratt, Senior Research Scientist, IHMC

December 4, 2021

In December Dr. Jerry Pratt, a Principal Investigator at the IHMC robotics lab, led an exciting and innovative Science Saturday. Students learned about the muscles and bones in the hand. They used straws, string, rubber bands, paper clips, cardboard, and tape to make simple robot hands. That gave them insight into the design and functionality of more sophisticated robot hands that are a current focus of robotics research.