OpenΒionics is an open-source initiative that focuses on the development of affordable, light-weight, modular, adaptive robotic and bionic devices that can be easily reproduced using off-the-shelf materials.
This initiative was initially inspired by the Yale Open Hand Project and it was supported by the European Commission through the Integrated Project no. 248587, “THE Hand Embodied” (2010-2014), within the FP7-ICT-2009-4-2-1 program Cognitive Systems and Robotics.
Agisilaos Zisimatos, Co-Founder.
Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Co-Founder.
Brief History of OpenBionics.org
September 30, 2019 – We published a new design of a body-powered, soft, exoskeleton glove.
September, 2019 – OpenBionics starts collaborating with New Dexterity to deliver a new class of opens-source, affordable, dexterous bionic devices.
November 15, 2015 – September 1, 2019 – Waiting for a Windows update.
November 14, 2015 – OpenBionics is the winner of the 2nd prize of the 2015 Hackaday Prize.
October 5, 2015 – OpenBionics is among the finalists of the 2015 Hackaday Prize.
September 3, 2015 – OpenBionics is the 1st winner of the 2015 robotdalen innovation award.
August, 2015 – OpenBionics is among the semifinalists of the 2015 Hackaday Prize.
June 29, 2015 – IROS 2015 paper on affordable, anthropomorphic prosthetic hands has been accepted for publication.
June, 2015 – We are proud to be one of the three winners of the 2015 robotdalen innovation award.
March 13, 2015 – Hackaday.io page created.
March 4, 2015 – IROS 2015 paper on affordable, anthropomorphic prosthetic hands submitted.
March 3, 2015 – We published a new design for affordable, anthropomorphic prosthetic hands, based on a selectively lockable differential mechanism.
January, 2015 – We have published a complete tutorial for the replication of our hands. The tutorial can be found here.
November 28, 2014 – The OpenBionics initiative has a new website.
September 14-17, 2014 – We attended IROS 2014 (Chicago) to present a paper on open-source, modular, underactuated, compliant robot hands.
August 28, 2014 – We attended EMBC 2014 (Chicago) to present a paper on open-source, low-cost, compliant, underactuated prosthetic fingers.
April 11, 2014 – OpenBionics made a cover photo for article regarding Industrial Technologies 2014 for a Spanish newspaper (El Mundo). The article can be found here.
April 9-11, 2014 – We attended Industrial Technologies 2014, Athens International Conference Centre Megaron, Athens (Greece), to present a series of design directions for open-source, affordable, modular, light-weight, underactuated robot hands.
February 28 – March 1, 2014 – We attended the 2nd ASU Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop, Memorial Union, Arizona State University, (ASU), Tempe, AZ (USA), to present a poster on the OpenBionics initiative.
February 6, 2014 – IROS 2014 paper submitted.
July 18, 2013 – Domain openbionics.org registered.