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Development of Robotic Hands for Autnomous Load Handeling

Hive Autonomy AS

Hive Autonomy AS

At Hive Autonomy, we lead the digital and autonomous transformation for logistics, enabling our customers to grow operations while driving the green shift. With advanced technologies, we revolutionize load-handling processes, making them safer, more productive, and sustainable. Our innovative solutions support customers in transitioning to digital operations and pave the way for autonomy-assisted processes across all vehicle types and brands. Located in Kristiansand, Norway, our diverse team of experts in mechatronics, AI, machine learning, software development, and ICT delivers cutting-edge technology and reliability throughout the digital transformation journey, from initial preparations to full autonomy. Together, we shape the future of autonomous load handling with a shared vision for innovation.

The primary objective of the internship is to pioneer the development of advanced robotic hands and their application in a pick and place environment.


Main objectives of the work:

  • Contribute to the design and development of robotic hands, considering factors such as dexterity, strength, and adaptability.
  • Integrate robotic hands into pick and place systems, enabling precise and efficient object manipulation.
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to optimize the control algorithms for accurate and reliable robotic hand movements.
  • Test and validate the performance and functionality of the robotic hands in simulated and real-world environments.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot any mechanical or control issues encountered during the development process.
  • Document and present findings, results, and recommendations to the team and stakeholders.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in robotic hands and manipulation techniques.


What students can expect:

  • Gain hands-on experience in the development of robotic hands and their application in a pick and place environment.
  • Work closely with a skilled team of engineers and researchers in a collaborative and innovative setting.
  • Contribute to the design, prototyping, and testing of robotic hands for various autonomous systems.
  • Engage in real-world projects and actively participate in the advancement of robotic manipulation technology.
  • Access cutting-edge tools, technologies, and resources to support learning and professional growth.
  • Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the field of robotics and automation.
  • Opportunity to attend relevant conferences, workshops, and industry events to expand knowledge and network.


What we expect from the student:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for robotics, automation, and manipulator systems, with a focus on robotic hands.
  • Pursuing a degree in mechatronics engineering, robotics, or a related field.
  • Solid understanding of kinematics, dynamics, and control of robotic systems.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for design and prototyping (e.g., SolidWorks, Fusion 360).
  • Familiarity with robotic simulation tools (e.g., ROS, Gazebo) for testing and validation.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze and troubleshoot mechanical and control systems.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively within the engineering team.
  • Willingness to learn, adapt, and take on new challenges in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

The majority of the internship work will take place at our location in Sørlandsparken, conveniently situated just a 30-minute bus ride, followed by a walk of less than 20 minutes away from UiA in Grimstad. Some of the work may also be conducted from UiA in Grimstad.

The results achieved during the internship can seamlessly align with the scope and requirements of a bachelor’s or master’s project description.


Mekatronikk BA
Internship periode: 
August - November


Michael Gallagher

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