PROJECT TITLE: Remote controlled robotic hand with intelligent sensory feedback for outside Earth interventions in hazardous environments — STARHAND

Coordinator: University "Politehnica" of Bucharest 


Period: 29 November 2013 - 28 November 2016

Project director: Gheorghe M. Stefan 

Project team: 6 x Scientific researchers I, 5 x Scientific researchers II, 11 x Scientific researchers III,   5 x Scientific researchers , 18 x Research assistants, 13 x Auxiliary personal

Description: The project activities are designed to obtain an anthropomorphic robotic arm remotely controlled by a human operator. The movements of the operators arm and hand will be exactly reproduced by the manipulation arm, which will provide feedback regarding the pressure confronted with and also 3D visual information of the manipulation area.

Project objectives:


WP1 involved:

WP2 involved:

Contributions to the STAR programme objectives:

The innovative robotic products to be achieved in this project will materialise top science results, competitive at a global level, with relevant impact on the economic agents that will implement the transfer of knowledge to the economic practice, increasing the organisations capacity to participate in ESA Programs.

The research specialists involved into this project will be trained for further ROSA and ESA projects, gaining expertise in the space application domain.