H. Harry Asada

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ON A FIRST GLANCE through the pages of this book, an initial impression is created that it was printed in another, earlier era: the type is small, not of a design frequently found in modern texts, and has a greyish hue emphasized by the large line spacing on matt white paper. It has, in short, a slightly out of date air. On closer scrutiny it is found to be(More)
Human hands employ characteristic patterns of actuation, or synergies, that contain much of the information required to describe an entire hand shape. In some cases, 80% or more of the total information can be described with only two scalar component values. Robotic hands, however, commonly only couple intra-finger joints, and rarely take advantage of this(More)
A miniaturized, telemetric, photoplethysmograph (PPG) sensor for long-term, continuous monitoring is presented in this paper. The sensor, called a "ring sensor," is attached to a finger base for monitoring beat-to-beat pulsation, and the data is sent to a host computer via a radio-frequency transmitter. Two major design issues are addressed: one is to(More)
A new type of wrist-mounted robot, the Supernumerary Robotic (SR) Fingers, is proposed to work closely with the human hand and aid the human in performing a variety of prehensile tasks. For people with diminished functionality of their hands, these robotic fingers could provide the opportunity to live with more independence and work more productively. A(More)
A new type of touch sensor for detecting contact pressure at human fingertips is presented. Unlike traditional electronic gloves, in which sensor pads are placed between the fingers and the environment surface, this new sensor allows the fingers to directly contact the environment without obstructing the human’s natural haptic senses. The finger touch force(More)