TitleHANDS.DVI: A DeVice-Independent programming and control framework for robotic HANDS
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSalvietti, G, Gioioso, G, Malvezzi, M, Prattichizzo, D, Serio, A, Farnioli, E, Gabiccini, M, Bicchi, A, Sarakoglou, I, Tsagarakis, NG, Caldwell, DG
Book TitleGearing up and accelerating cross-fertilization between academic and industrial robotics research in Europe - Technology transfer experiments from the ECHORD project
Series VolumeSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
KeywordsHaptics, Robotics

The scientific goal of HANDS.DVI consists of developing a common
framework to programming robotic hands independently from their kinematics,
mechanical construction, and sensor equipment complexity. Recent results on the
organization of the human hand in grasping and manipulation are the inspiration
for this experiment. The reduced set of parameters that we effectively use to control
our hands is known in the literature as the set of synergies. The synergistic
organization of the human hand is the theoretical foundation of the innovative approach
to design a unified framework for robotic hands control. Theoretical tools
have been studied to design a suitable mapping function of the control action (decomposed
in its elemental action) from a human hand model domain onto the
articulated robotic hand co-domain. The developed control framework has been
applied on an experimental set up consisting of two robotic hands with dissimilar
kinematics grasping an object instrumented with force sensors.

Refereed DesignationRefereed
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