In future work Vikash and Team, plan to integrate tactile sensors for the UW hand, as well as develop suitable control strategies that enable dexterous manipulation.

The 20 DOF anthropomorphic robotic hand has 31 components, and can be manufactured in 24 hours. Important parameters such as finger length, degrees of freedom, and ROM of the robotic hand can all be individually changed with little effort or modification.

Skin pads and finger segments of the robotic hand can all be quickly assembled with other components through reliable, structural coupling.

For evaluating design ideas and speeding up the design cycle, Zhe Xu, Vikash Kumar and Emanuel Todorov used MuJoCo to develop the kinematic model of the hand. Their proposed design has the potential to become an important tool for assisting robotic hand researchers to efficiently investigate different control methods.