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Disney’s Soft Robot Arm & Hand with Air-filled Impact Absorbing Modules

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Robots are already working alongside humans. They have safety features to protect human workers. Disney’s soft robotic hand and arm system is also interesting. It is a 6 DOF arm with two air-filled force sensing modules that absorb impact passively. The arm has an inflated outer cover that encloses its mechanism.

Design and Fabrication of a Soft Robotic Hand and Arm System

The hand is 3D printed with air-filled, force-sensing fingertips. The above video shows how this robot arm can gently grasp items with its force sensing fingers.

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