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Alberto Rodriguez
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Extrinsic Dexterity
"Extrinsic Dexterity" is a way to get dexterous manipulation with a very simple hand, by coordinating finger motion with arm motion. The more common approach is to depend entirely on the fingers of the hand, which requires at least three fingers and at least nine motors. We have demonstrated Extrinsic Dexterity using the single motor of the MLab Hand, coordinated with the motions of the arm.
Fine Motion Planning for Assembly
Harnessing Human Manipulation
Simple Hands
Designing simple grippers for autonomous general purpose manipulation.