Web services based mechatronics product conceptual design and its application in robot arm and underactuated wrist
ABSTRACT Conceptual design is an early stage of the whole mechatronics product development process, which involves the generation of solutions to satisfy the design requirements. It is a crucial issue how to help designers to find proper principle solutions from all knowledge repositories to support conceptual design. This paper proposes a web services based conceptual design methodology in a distributed knowledge resource environment, which can be used to design innovative mechatronics product. The design of service robot arm and underactuated wrist is given as an example, which demonstrates that the methodology is obviously useful.
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Conference Paper: Design and Development of an Underactuated Prosthetic Hand.[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Current prosthetic hands are basically simple grippers with one or two degrees of freedom, which barely restore the capability of the thumb-index pinch. Although most amputees consider this performance as acceptable for usual tasks, there is ample room for improvement by exploiting recent progresses in mechatronic design and technology. This paper focus on an innovative approach for the design and development of prosthetic hands based on underactuated mechanisms. Furthermore, it describes the development and a preliminary analysis of a first prototype of an underactuated prosthetic hand.Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2002, May 11-15, 2002, Washington, DC, USA; 01/2002