Carnegie Mellon University
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Robert Paolini
PhD Student, RI
Office: NSH A519
Phone: (412) 268-3822
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Advisor(s):  Matthew T. Mason

Current Projects
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.
Simple Hands
Designing simple grippers for autonomous general purpose manipulation.