The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development by Ravi BalasubramanianThe Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development by Ravi Balasubramanian

The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development

byRavi BalasubramanianEditorVeronica J. Santos

Hardcover | January 20, 2014

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"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.

Title:The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:572 pagesPublished:January 20, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319030167

ISBN - 13:9783319030166


Table of Contents

Constraints and Flexibility in Cortical Control of the Hand.- Synergistic Control of Hand Muscles Through Common Neural Input.- Transmission of Musculotendon Forces to the Index Finger.- The Control and Perception of Finger Forces.

Editorial Reviews

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"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)