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Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development

Editors: Balasubramanian, Ravi, Santos, Veronica J. (Eds.)

  • Carefully 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
  • Discusses the field of robotic grasping and manipulation viewed in light of the human hand’s capabilities
  • Pushes the state-of-the-art in robot hand design and control
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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.

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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)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Constraints and Flexibility in Cortical Control of the Hand

    Schieber, Marc H.

    Pages 3-21

  • Synergistic Control of Hand Muscles Through Common Neural Input

    Santello, Marco

    Pages 23-48

  • MRI-Based Skeletal Hand Movement Model

    Stillfried, Georg (et al.)

    Pages 49-75

  • Transmission of Musculotendon Forces to the Index Finger

    Lee, Sang Wook (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

  • The Control and Perception of Finger Forces

    Jones, Lynette A.

    Pages 99-122

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03016-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38045-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development
Editors
  • Ravi Balasubramanian
  • Veronica J. Santos
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Series Volume
95
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03017-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03017-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03016-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38045-2
Series ISSN
1610-7438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 572
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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