A robotic hand for bomb disposal developed by university students
10 May 2017Share

A robotic hand for bomb disposal developed by university students

Senior students from Yaşar University’s Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering proved their engineering skills in their final graduation project. Also granted financial support as a Scientific Research Project (SRP) by Yaşar University’s Research Development and Implementation Center, the project developed a robotic hand for bomb disposal. This robotic hand will allow bomb disposal experts to take action from a safe location, thanks to the hand’s sensitivity which is at the same level with a human hand.

Muhsin Bayraktar, Kaan Bakırcıoğlu and Hasan Özalp, students from Yaşar University’s Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, developed this “Robotic Hand” project based on the experiences they acquired during their studies at Yaşar University.

HOW IT WORKS

“This robotic arm is placed on a vehicle with a camera on it and remotely controlled. This system allows the operator to show the setting where the robotic hand is via a monitor while also making sure that the robotic hand carries out the necessary actions with the help of a sensory glove, which transmits each hand and finger action it senses. This robotic hand with the same level of sensitivity as a human hand is intended to be used for such critical missions as bomb disposal. To sum up our Robotic Hand Project, it allows humans to disarm a dangerous bomb from a safe setting,” said the young students while giving information about how the robotic arm works.