From Concept to Prototype

Prensilia has long term know-how in developing reliable, robust and durable stand-alone mechatronic hands. Such knowledge awarded in the years by national and international prizes, of which experimental results have been published in top ranking scientific journals, merges the following fields of expertise: advanced robotics and mechatronics, embedded control, DC-motor control, mixed-signal electronic design, micro-mechanical sensors, precision mechanics and ICT systems.

A wide technological offer is made available by the strong cooperation with high-tech machine shops, printed circuit board developers and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, of which Prensilia is a spin-off. Available technologies include:


  • Finite element simulation
  • Elastomer parts
  • Electrical circuits design
  • Motor drives design
  • Firmware and software design

Manufacturing techniques:

  • Precision mechanics
  • Strain gauge assembly
  • Vacuum casting
  • Printed circuit boards