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Manipulation Lab
Head: Matthew T. Mason
Contact: Matthew T. Mason
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Location:
NSH A519
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for the Foundations of Robotics (CFR)
This page last updated - March 2009.
Current Projects [Past 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.
Harnessing Human Manipulation
Simple Hands
Designing simple grippers for autonomous general purpose manipulation.