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Mechanisms for employment with robotic extensions

United States Patent

9,138,897
September 22, 2015
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Technologies pertaining to a robotic hand are described herein. A protection apparatus is positioned in a joint of the robotic hand, where movement of a link about the joint is driven by a motor. The protection apparatus absorbs torque about the joint caused by an external force. At least a portion of the robotic hand can be covered by an anthropomorphic skin. An apparatus suitable for controlling operation of the robotic hand is also described herein.
Salisbury; Curt Michael (San Ramon, CA), Dullea; Kevin J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 047,624
October 7, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.