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Perceptual Robotics: Toward a Language for the Integration of Sensation and Perception in a Dextrous Robot Hand

  • Thea Iberall
  • Damian Lyons
Part of the Management and Information Systems book series (MIS)

Abstract

Controllers of industrial robot arms basically use positional information, generally programmed in a language which has no concept of an object other than as occupying a fixed position. They require a well-structured work environment before they can operate effectively. Three features characterize these robots: few degrees of freedom (DOF), little use of dynamic sensory information, and limited control architectures. Sensors to measure other physical features, and world-modeling robot systems, which present the user with a looser tie between object and position, are under active development.(1,5,17,23) However, we maintain that lack of sufficient sensory information is not the only problem, there is also the interfacing of sensory information to motor behavior.

Keywords

Obstacle Avoidance Tactile Sensor Human Hand Precision Grip Power Grip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thea Iberall
    • 1
  • Damian Lyons
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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