The AR10 Robotic Hand provides a complete solution for academia and can be used across a variety of systems and interfaces to provide researchers and educators alike with a versatile, low cost platform. The AR10 hand can be used as a stand-alone platform or at the end of a robot arm such as Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer or Baxter research robot.
Human Like Design
Creating an innovative, low cost hand platform with a humanoid design for hand grasping research has been our goal all along. Fitting advanced capabilities within the same envelope of a human hand, the AR10 brings a whole range of practical benefits when being used for real life research and simulation.
Fully customisable and Expandable
The AR10 Hand’s fingertips have been designed in such a way that they can be easily interchanged, enabling you to customise your hand to suit a wide variety of applications. With an additional four analogue inputs available, adding 3rd party hardware such as tactile sensors is possible either through retrofitting or by printing your own fingertips using open source 3D printing files.
Advanced Interfacing and Connectivity
The AR10 Robotic Hand’s advanced connectivity ensures it works the way you work. Whether that’s on Windows, Linux, or Arduino the AR10 Hand gives you the flexibility to work with your platform of choice. USB or Serial interface ensures a reliable connection to your workstation. Simple movements and sequences can be easily programmed using the provided graphical user interface; whether that’s the Pololu Maestro Control Center or using Rviz. A python class is also included with code examples enabling yet another way to extensively control the AR10 hand. The Hand is fully ROS compliant, with a URDF file provided making the AR10 compatible with rviz and MoveIt!. These powerful visualisation tools enable complex task and motion planning.
Power, Precision and Reliability
The materials used to manufacture the AR10 Hand have been carefully chosen. Anodised aluminium makes up the core of the hand, ensuring a durable and robust, yet lightweight construction. Plastic linkages and circuit board carriers ensure lightness yet durability. Firgelli linear actuators have been specifically modified to provide unparalleled reliability and grip strength. The result of such attention to detail is a product that is sleek and refined and really makes the AR10 Hand stand out from the crowd.