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Towards Dynamic Object Manipulation with Tactile Sensing for Prosthetic Hands

Wenceslao Shaw-Cortez, Denny Oetomo, Chris Manzie, Peter Choong

2016 IEEE/RSJ INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ROBOTS AND SYSTEMS (IROS 2016) | IEEE | Published : 2016

Abstract

The manipulation of objects is an inherent capability of dexterous human hands. However, state-of-the-art prostheses are limited to only forming grasps and gestures due to the low information transfer rate in the human-machine interface. Additionally, in the prosthetic setting the hand is not privy to such global knowledge including the object's shape, weight, friction properties, etc. Existing techniques from robotics that can manipulate objects in this prosthetic setting require compensation terms which are counterproductive to the manipulation task. The incorporation of tactile sensing leads to a simpler control formulation and enables relaxation of several restrictive assumptions inheren..

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