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Calibrating a VPL DataGlove for teleoperating the Utah/MIT hand

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2 Author(s)
Hong, J. ; Robot Res. Lab., New York Univ., NY, USA ; Tan, X.

A system able to control the Utah/MIT hand with the VPL DataGlove has been developed. To get the actual joint angles from the DataGlove sensor values, a least-squares fit is used to find the best-fit exponential curve for each sensor, and then the correlation between the sensors is reduced by the iterative correlation elimination procedure. The calibration depends both on the wearer and the particular DataGlove being used. The first level calibration is simple and can be done in under 15 minutes with a little experience. The second level is fixed and requires no adjustments. To control the hand, a mapping from the DataGlove angles to the hand angles is applied, making the hand fingertips follow the DataGlove fingertips. The hand can successfully implement various high-level tasks under the DataGlove wearer's control

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Robotics and Automation, 1989. Proceedings., 1989 IEEE International Conference on

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14-19 May 1989

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