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The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development

  • Ravi Balasubramanian
  • Veronica J. Santos
  • Carefully 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

  • Discusses the field of robotic grasping and manipulation viewed in light of the human hand’s capabilities

  • Pushes the state-of-the-art in robot hand design and control

Book

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

About this book

Introduction

“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.

Keywords

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

  • Book Title The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development
  • Editors Ravi Balasubramanian
    Veronica J. Santos
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Spr.Tracts in Adv.Robotics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03017-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-03016-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38045-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-03017-3
  • Series ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series E-ISSN 1610-742X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 572
  • Number of Illustrations 113 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Artificial Intelligence
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Reviews

From the book reviews:

“It puts together a large overview of the human hand structure and organization with many engineering developments of artificial hands. It is intended for researchers … . new research directions would benefit from the wide development of good mechanical design and control principles that are authoritatively presented in this book.” (G. Gini, Computing Reviews, August, 2014)