qb SoftHand Research is an anthropomorphic robotic hand that can grasp a wide range of objects with different shapes and textures. Designed as a versatile research platform, it is safe to operate around people, and simple to program even when performing complex manipulations.
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The joints in the qb SoftHand can "self-heal": They'll dislocate if you bend them too much, but then they'll snap back in place.
Qb robotics is an Italian company founded in 2011 as a spin-off of the University of Pisa – Research Center "E. Piaggio" and the Italian Institute of Technology. It develops robotic hands, grippers, handles, delta robots, and actuators primarily based on soft robotics technologies. The company's robots rely on design and control principles similar to those found in the muscular system of animals and humans. Headquartered in Pisa, qb robotics strives to build innovative robots that are both capable and safe when interacting with humans or operating near them. The company currently focuses on three main industrial sectors: service robotics; industrial robotics and automation; and biomedical and prosthetics.