Tactile gloves for autonomous grasping with the NASA/DARPA Robonaut

T.B. Martin, R.O. Ambrose, M.A. Diftler, R. Platt, M.J. Butzer
2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2004. Proceedings. ICRA '04. 2004  
Tactile data from rugged gloves are providing the foundation for developing autonomous grasping skills for the NASA/DARPA Robonaut, a dexterous humanoid robot. These custom gloves compliment the human like dexterity available in the Robonaut hands. Multiple versions of the gloves are discussed, showing a progression in using advanced materials and construction techniques to enhance sensitivity and overall sensor coverage. The force data provided by the gloves can be used to improve dexterous,
more » ... mprove dexterous, tool and power grasping primitives. Experiments with the latest gloves focus on the use of tools, specifically a power drill used to approximate an astronaut's torque tool.
doi:10.1109/robot.2004.1308071 dblp:conf/icra/MartinADPB04 fatcat:vkga4ysb3fgeflwpdr4dl2qsxu