This is a first comment on features of the new V2P Prehensor designed and built by Bradley Veatch (Physionetics / ADA Technologies). One of the best features is that right out of the box this prehensor looks great – I got compliments for wearing high tech that was consistently valued higher than a human hand shape. And that right out of the box this allows tweaks and improvements such as my winter tyres that I put on.
Previous works to study:
- Hooks are without question important, and Dr Harold Sears’ doctoral thesis highlights the use of a hook design with wider claw surfaces. So far, I have not seen this idea put into practice. Until now. The V2P has wide claw surfaces.
- The Trautman hook precedes some of the design elements found here such as a non-curved hook grab part and wide round claws – but the V2P is just so much more beautifully and powerfully done.