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Visual quality measures for Characterizing Planar robot grasps

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4 Author(s)
Chinellato, E. ; Sch. of Informatics, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK ; Morales, A. ; Fisher, R.B. ; del Pobil, A.P.

This paper presents and analyzes 12 quality measures that characterize robotic grips according to their stability and reliability. The measures are designed to assess three-finger grips of two-dimensional parts performed in a real environment, taking into account both theoretical aspects and unavoidable uncertainties of a grasping action. They build on the existing literature and on physical and mechanical considerations. The measures constitute a feature space that pattern recognition methods can use in order to classify robotic grips according to their quality. Six of the measures depend on the actual finger configuration of the gripper, and they have shown to be critical for better characterization. The kinematics of the Barrett Hand have been used. As a validation step, the measures are merged in two global quality values (with different practical applicability) that can be used to rank feasible candidate grips.

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 1 )