Mission

Revolutionize Robotics / Prosthetics with Open-Source Dissemination.
Affordable Dexterity

OpenBionics is an open-source initiative for the development of affordable, light-weight, modular robot hands and prosthetic devices, that can be easily reproduced using rapid prototyping techniques and off-the-shelf materials.

Our robot hands cost less that 100$ and weigh less than 200 gr while our new anthropomorphic prosthetic hand costs less than 200$ and weighs less than 300 gr.

Check our 2015 Hackaday Prize Project for more details!

  • Open-Source

    All the files and codes required for the replication of our design, are provided through our GitHub repository.

  • Light-Weight

    The use of lightweight materials results to robot hands that weigh less than 200 gr and prosthetic hands that weigh less than 300 gr.

  • Affordable

    The total cost of a robot hand is less than 100$ and the cost of a prosthetic hand less than 200$.

  • Adaptive

    Flexure joints based on elastomer materials facilitate the execution of robust grasps.

Latest News

Recent news of the OpenBionics Initiative

Robot and Prosthetic Hands

We have designed and manufactured different robot and prosthetic hands. Feel free to choose the one that suits your needs.
3 Fingered Robot Hand

Adaptive, underactuated, light-weight, affordable.

weight: 180 gr
cost: <100$

4 Fingered Robot Hand

Adaptive, underactuated, light-weight, affordable.

weight: 240 gr
cost: <100$

Anthropomorphic Prosthetic Hand

Affordable, anthropomorphic, underactuated, lightweight.

weight: 300 gr
cost: <200$

The Team

Minas Liarokapis
Postdoctoral Associate
Yale University, USA
Research Interests: Grasping and Manipulation, Robot Hands Design, Human Robot Interaction (HRI), Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI), Robot Kinematics, Prosthetics, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition.
Agisilaos Zisimatos
Graduate Research Assistant
Control Systems Lab, NTUA, Greece
Research Interests: Grasping and Manipulation, Robot Hands Design, Prosthetics, Human Robot Interaction (HRI), Embedded Systems, Electronics.
George Kontoudis
Graduate Research Assistant
Control Systems Lab, NTUA, Greece
Research Interests: Robot Hands Design, Prosthetics, Robot Kinematics, Mechanisms, Grasping and Manipulation.
Christoforos Mavrogiannis
PhD Student
Cornell University, USA
Research Interests: Robotic Grasping, Manipulation, Motion Planning, Human-Robot Interaction and Robot Hand Design.
Kostas Kyriakopoulos
Research Advisor
Professor, Director
Control Systems Lab, NTUA, Greece
Research Interests: Robotics and Nonlinear Control Systems applications in Sensor Based Motion Planning & Control of multi-Robotic Systems: Manipulators & Vehicles (Mobile, Underwater and Aerial) and Bio-Mechatronics.

Collaborators

Collaborators of the OpenBionics Initiative
Control Systems Lab, NTUA
Research & Development Partner
Control Systems Lab, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Robotdalen
Technology Development Partner
Robotdalen enables commercial success of new robot innovations; focusing on technical solutions for industry, service and health care.
Vasilis Kostakis
Open Innovation Expert
Research Interests: Open Innovation, Collaborative Economy, Open Hardware Business Models, Distributed Production, Distributed Manufacturing​, Digital Commons.
Georgia Koufli
Marketing and Communications Consultant
Interests: Marketing, Communications.
Harry Mourelatos
Graphic Designer and Marketing Specialist
Interests: Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications.

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