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Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems

Human and Robot Hands

Sensorimotor Synergies to Bridge the Gap Between Neuroscience and Robotics

Editors: Bianchi, Matteo, Moscatelli, Alessandro (Eds.)

  • Presents an integrated approach between neuroscience and robotics to understand the complex issue of sensorimotor control of the hand
  • Enriches the understanding of synergies as a framework for an efficient control of multi-element motor systems and for the analysis of hand motion and grasping
  • Provides useful tools for the effective design of artificial hands for the analysis of hand motion and grasping
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This book looks at the common problems both human and robotic hands encounter when controlling the large number of joints, actuators and sensors required to efficiently perform motor tasks such as object exploration, manipulation and grasping. The authors adopt an integrated approach to explore the control of the hand based on sensorimotor synergies that can be applied in both neuroscience and robotics.  Hand synergies are based on goal-directed, combined muscle and kinematic activation leading to a reduction of the dimensionality of the motor and sensory space, presenting a highly effective solution for the fast and simplified design of artificial systems.

Presented in two parts, the first part, Neuroscience, provides the theoretical and experimental foundations to describe the synergistic organization of the human hand. The second part, Robotics, Models and Sensing Tools, exploits the framework of hand synergies to better control and design robotic hands and haptic/sensing systems/tools, using a reduced number of control inputs/sensors, with the goal of pushing their effectiveness close to the natural one.

Human and Robot Hands provides a valuable reference for students, researchers and designers who are interested in the study and design of the artificial hand.

Reviews

“Neuroscience deals with the controlling of senses in humans and their function in the day-to-day work of the human body. In parallel, the robotics field is developing artificial senses or their capabilities in robots. This book discusses human and robot hands. … This book is an interesting read for researchers, doctoral students, and professionals working in the area of neuroscience and robotics.” (Lalit Saxena, Computing Reviews, March, 2017)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bianchi, Matteo (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Dexterous Manipulation: From High-Level Representation to Low-Level Coordination of Digit Forces and Positions

    Fu, Qiushi (et al.)

    Pages 9-27

  • Digit Position and Force Synergies During Unconstrained Grasping

    Naceri, Abdeldjallil (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • The Motor Control of Hand Movements in the Human Brain: Toward the Definition of a Cortical Representation of Postural Synergies

    Leo, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • Synergy Control in Subcortical Circuitry: Insights from Neurophysiology

    Jörntell, Henrik

    Pages 61-68

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26706-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26705-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human and Robot Hands
Book Subtitle
Sensorimotor Synergies to Bridge the Gap Between Neuroscience and Robotics
Editors
  • Matteo Bianchi
  • Alessandro Moscatelli
Series Title
Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26706-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26706-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26705-0
Series ISSN
2192-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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