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The HandBot project tackles two grand challenges:

  1. to understand the precise role of human mechanoreceptors in sensorimotor control of grasping and manipulation tasks; 
  2. to  deliver  a  multi-fingered  robotic  prosthetic  hand,  embedding  biomimetic mechanorecpetors and a bio-inspired tactile perception system, and featuring break-through  fine  manipulation  capabilities.

The system will make use of advanced bi-directional invasive neural interfaces to the Peripheral Nervous System  (PNS) in  order  to  enable  direct,  truly  neuromorphic sensorimotor  control  by the end-user. This approach is expected to result in a significant enhancement of the  overall performance of the hand prosthesis in terms of the variety and quality of enabled grasping and manipulation tasks, and thus of its final acceptability by the amputee.

Contacts

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

Via Alvaro del Portillo, 21

00128 - Roma - Italy

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News

Event 01/07/2015

Workshop "Control of the upper limb prosthesis with invasive neural interfaces" 01/07/2015

Research project INAIL and Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

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