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A “ Wearable ” Artificial Hand for Prosthetics and Humanoid Robotics Applications

  title={A “ Wearable ” Artificial Hand for Prosthetics and Humanoid Robotics Applications},
  author={Maria Chiara Carrozza and Bruno Massa and Silvestro Micera and Massimiliano Zecca}
An " ideal " artificial hand should match the requirements of prosthetics and humanoid robotics. It can be wearable by the user which means that it can be perceived as part of the natural body and should replicate sensory-motor capabilities of the natural hand. However, such an ideal bionic prosthesis is still far from reality. This paper describes the design and fabrication of a novel artificial hand based on a " biomechatronic " and cybernetic approach. Our approach is aimed at providing… 

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1. Introduction.- 2. Previous Investigations of Fine Manipulation and Grasping.- 2.1 Fine Motion and Control.- 2.2 Robotic Wrists.- 2.3 Applications to Assembly and Surface Finishing Tasks.- 2.3.1