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Self-Adaptive-Robot-Auxiliary-Hand in Popular Science

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on Jan 29, 2015 10:20 AM
Posted on May 02, 2008 1:18 PM. 2 min read time
sarah robotic hand

Popular Science carries an article about SARAH (Self-Adaptive Robot Auxiliary Hand), because it’s part of Dextre’s toolbox. Dextre is a robotic torso that will reside at the tip of CANADARM-2 on the International Space Station. SARAH is the hand created by the resident inventor at Laval University’s robotics lab, Thierry Laliberté. Its mechanism naturally adapts to an object’s shape without complicated controls. Its sturdiness makes it ideal for space missions. SARAH’s little brother, the BMT (Blanket Manipulation Tool), which can remove a thermal protective cover so that the satellite can be maintained, is also in Dextre’s toolbox, as shown in the magazine. SARAH has a cousin in the United Kingdom, SARAH-UK, that handles radioactive waste. It also inspired our Robotiq Adaptive Gripper for industrial applications.

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Samuel Bouchard
Written by Samuel Bouchard
Samuel is CEO and co-founder of Robotiq. His mission is to free human hands from repetitive tasks. He is also the author of Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory. He lives in Québec City with his wife and four children.
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