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Edited outcome of the DEXMART workshop for advanced bimanual manipulation held in Bled, Slovenja, Oct 26, 2011 funded by the European Community under FP7
Written by leading experts in the field
Dexterous and autonomous manipulation is a key technology for the personal and service robots of the future. Advances in Bimanual Manipulation edited by Bruno Siciliano provides the robotics community with the most noticeable results of the four-year European project DEXMART (DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm hand robotic manipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition). The volume covers a host of highly important topics in the field, concerned with modelling and learning of human manipulation skills, algorithms for task planning, human-robot interaction, and grasping, as well as hardware design of dexterous anthropomorphic hands. The results described in this five-chapter collection are believed to pave the way towards the development of robotic systems endowed with dexterous and human-aware dual-arm/hand manipulation skills for objects, operating with a high degree of autonomy in unstructured real-world environments.
Layered Programming by Demonstration and Planning for Autonomous Robot Manipulation.- Observation and Execution.- Human–Robot Interaction.- Innovative Technologies for the Next Generation of Robotic Hands.- Grasping and Control ofMulti-Fingered Hands.