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A novel, lightweight, low cost fluid powered robotic hand based on an innovative approach combining fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics) with the structure fabricated using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was selected for a 2012 R&D 100 award as one of the most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, USA, is working with additive manufacturing (AM) equipment manufacturers and end users to revolutionize the way products are designed and built. ORNL research and development in this crucial field are enabling a wealth of opportunities for product customization, improved performance, multifunctionality, and lower overall manufacturing costs.


Stated that it would take approx. 24 hrs to print with another 16 hrs to assemble, but they are making progress on that front.

Couple videos that aren't very long are interesting.
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