Bimanual Force Interaction Device

📦 The Product

This is a research project I built to investigate a research question as part of my Ph.D.

Big thanks to Cory Dalheim for his help with this project!

🗒️ Design Requirements

  • 50N max force on applied to each hand
  • ~30cm range of motion
  • Closed loop control of applied force
  • Visual user interface to communicate information during interaction
  • Safe for humans to interact with
    • Detect presence of hand contact
    • Emergency stop
  • Record force applied at the hand interface

🧰 The Journey…