For the Meka arms and the Barrett WAM arm we have three hands for different usage. Furthermore we have an Allegro hand and the most recent used SoMa soft hands. Among them the PISA/IIT SoftHand and the RBO Hand3, which we manufacture in our lab (for more information, see also the manufacturing lab below).
To build the RBO Hand 2 and other soft robotic parts, we have a workshop with tools for silicone molding, and the assembly of the hands.
We also have the infrastructure to design and build our custom PneumaticBox for the pneumatic control of the hands.
A tutorial on building the RBO Hand can be found here: PneuFlex tutorial
The kinect sensor projects a known infrared pattern on the scene. This point pattern is not visible for the human eyes. A infrared camera records the pattern and estimate the depth using the shift of the infrared points. A colored image is used to give every point the right color value. The output of the kinect sensor is a colored 3D point cloud of the scene.