A new method to design robotic hand based on cross-axis flexural pivots

Yi Zheng, Yangmin Li

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This paper puts forward a new method in designing the robotic hand. The innovation of the design is to use the cross-axis flexural pivots as the joints of the finger. The paper first discusses the advantages of flexible joints compared to other joints in the design process of robotic hand. The normal flexible joints used in the robotic fingers are presented. After a brief discussion, a new approach which applies cross-axis flexural pivots in the robotic finger is raised. The pseudo-rigid-body model is established for the new design of robotic finger. Manipulator kinematics is also conducted in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2012
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2012 - Hefei, China
Duration: 25 Jul 201227 Jul 2012


Conference31st Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2012


  • cross-axis flexural pivots
  • flexural hinge
  • kinematics
  • pseudo-rigid-body model
  • robotic hand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation


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