J.A.A.R.V.I.S. Robot Hand Upgrade

Pierre Bouchard, a longstanding NREF contributor and robotics hardware engineer in Quebec, Canada, is well underway building a life-size humanoid, named “J.A.A.R.V.I.S.”  Pierre reports an upgrade to his robot's grasping hand -- it is now powered by high torque linear actuators configured to  adapt its 5-fingered grip to the contours and qualities of the item grasped.  As you can see, the hand can easily hold an aerosol spray paint can. It is equally at ease grasping and carrying a flashlight, an egg, incandescent light bulb and other objects commonly handled by humans.