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This paper proposes a method for controlling an object with parallel surfaces in a horizontal plane by a pair of finger robots. The control method can achieve stable grasping, relative orientation control, and relative position control of the grasped object. The control inputs require neither any object parameters nor any object sensing, such as tactile sensors, force sensors, or visual sensors. The control inputs are also quite simple and do not need to solve either inverse kinematics or inverse dynamics. The stability of the closed-loop system is proved, and simulation and experimental results validate the control method.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2005