Friday, April 17, 2009

April Maker Challenge 17/30: Mindstorms Robotic Arm




I've always been obsessed with robotic arms. When I was a kid I dabbled, very much unsuccessfully, with Erector and other products. Today, the best amateur robotics platform is LEGO Mindstorms NXT.

Ironically, an organization called the Open Prosthetics Project feels the same way, and have been developing artificial limbs using NXT. Awesome, huh? The photo to the right shows one of their robotic hands, with rubber bands playing the role of tendons.

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