The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development

  • Ravi Balasubramanian
  • Veronica J. Santos

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Rich Complexity of the Human Hand and its Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Georg Stillfried, Ulrich Hillenbrand, Marcus Settles, Patrick van der Smagt
      Pages 49-75
    3. Sang Wook Lee, Derek G. Kamper
      Pages 77-97
    4. Lynette A. Jones
      Pages 99-122
    5. Lee D. Walsh, Janet L. Taylor, Simon C. Gandevia
      Pages 123-141
    6. Sliman Bensmaia, Stephen I. Helms Tillery
      Pages 143-157
    7. Michael De Gregorio, Veronica J. Santos
      Pages 159-188
    8. Mahdi Tavakoli
      Pages 189-200
  3. Human Hand-Inspired Robotic Hand Design and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Marco Controzzi, Christian Cipriani, Maria Chiara Carrozza
      Pages 219-246
    3. Joshua M. Inouye, Jason J. Kutch, Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas
      Pages 247-266
    4. Shinjiro Sueda, Dinesh K. Pai
      Pages 267-288
    5. Suguru Arimoto, Morio Yoshida
      Pages 315-344
    6. Takahiro Endo, Haruhisa Kawasaki
      Pages 345-361
    7. Blake Hannaford, Pietro Buttolo, Hawkeye King
      Pages 363-388
    8. Mark R. Cutkosky, John Ulmen
      Pages 389-403
    9. Nicholas Wettels, Jeremy A. Fishel, Gerald E. Loeb
      Pages 405-429
    10. H. Atakan Varol, Skyler A. Dalley, Tuomas E. Wiste, Michael Goldfarb
      Pages 431-451
    11. Ashish D. Deshpande, Yoky Matsuoka
      Pages 453-475
    12. Ravi Balasubramanian, Ling Xu, Peter D. Brook, Joshua R. Smith, Yoky Matsuoka
      Pages 477-500
    13. Lillian Chang, Nancy Pollard
      Pages 501-530
    14. Peter K. Allen, Matei Ciocarlie, Corey Goldfeder
      Pages 531-563
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 565-572

About this book


“The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development” presents an edited collection of authoritative contributions in the area of robot hands. The results described in the volume are expected to lead to more robust, dependable, and inexpensive distributed systems such as those endowed with complex and advanced sensing, actuation, computation, and communication capabilities. The twenty-four chapters discuss the field of robotic grasping and manipulation viewed in light of the human hand’s capabilities and push the state-of-the-art in robot hand design and control. Topics discussed include human hand biomechanics, neural control, sensory feedback and perception, and robotic grasp and manipulation. This book will be useful for researchers from diverse areas such as robotics, biomechanics, neuroscience, and anthropologists.


Human Hand Biomechanics Neural Control Robotic Grasp and Manipulation Robotic Hand Sensory Feedback and Perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Ravi Balasubramanian
    • 1
  • Veronica J. Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03016-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03017-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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