Octopus-inspired grasp-synergies for continuum manipulators

  title={Octopus-inspired grasp-synergies for continuum manipulators},
  author={William McMahan and Ian D. Walker},
  journal={2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics},
Human operation of continuum “continuous-backbone” manipulators remains difficult, because of both the complex kinematics of these manipulators and the need to coordinate their many degrees of freedom. We present a novel synergy-based approach for operator interfaces, by introducing a series of octopus-arm inspired grasp-synergies. These grasp-synergies… CONTINUE READING