A user interface for assistive grasping

Jonathan Weisz, Carmine Elvezio, Peter K. Allen
2013 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
There has been considerable interest in producing grasping platforms using non-invasive, low bandwidth brain computer interfaces(BCIs). Most of this work focuses on low level control of simple hands. Using complex hands improves the versatility of a grasping platform at the cost of increasing its complexity. In order to control more complex hands with these low bandwidth signals, we need to use higher level abstractions. Here, we present a user interface which allows the user to combine the
more » ... to combine the speed and convenience of offline preplanned grasps with the versatility of an online planner. This system incorporates a database of pre-planned grasps with the ability to refine these grasps using an online planner designed for arbitrarily complex hands. Only four commands are necessary to control the entire grasping pipeline, allowing us to use a low cost, noninvasive commercial BCI device to produce robust grasps that reflect user intent. We demonstrate the efficacy of this system with results from five subjects and present results using this system to grasp unknown objects.
doi:10.1109/iros.2013.6696813 dblp:conf/iros/WeiszEA13 fatcat:skfqmsblorfb3fse7bbxn6aixq