Our prototype of our version of the 3D printed Stanford’s Hapkit V3.0 is now functional. It uses the same electronics and motor. The pulley sizes are the same, however the big wheel has been redesigned to properly attach and support the capstan cable. The support wall has been optimized and reinforced using dual common ball bearings.
A demonstration of the virtual wall implementation is show in the video below.
Last July, the 9th, Ernesto Guerrero presented his Master Thesis Based on the development of a 3D printer for nano-hybrid resin printing.
He took the Lisa Simpsons design as a starting point and implemented an innovative bowden-like hydraulic extrusion system. There is still some work to be done before this device may be used for medical and dental applications but he got very promising results.
Today, Jose María Herrero presented his work about robot self-tooling.
Jose María Presented the Robot Self-tooling concept.
This a new concept involving 3D printing and robotics, where a robot can build and change his fingers automatically.
This setup uses a 3D printer extruder and a fingerless gripper with two dynamixel ax12 servos. He also had to deal with VAL3 for the programming the staubli TX60, and made a program in Python to send the G-codes.