skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: User interface for a tele-operated robotic hand system

Abstract

Disclosed here is a user interface for a robotic hand. The user interface anchors a user's palm in a relatively stationary position and determines various angles of interest necessary for a user's finger to achieve a specific fingertip location. The user interface additionally conducts a calibration procedure to determine the user's applicable physiological dimensions. The user interface uses the applicable physiological dimensions and the specific fingertip location, and treats the user's finger as a two link three degree-of-freedom serial linkage in order to determine the angles of interest. The user interface communicates the angles of interest to a gripping-type end effector which closely mimics the range of motion and proportions of a human hand. The user interface requires minimal contact with the operator and provides distinct advantages in terms of available dexterity, work space flexibility, and adaptability to different users.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174180
Patent Number(s):
8,989,902
Application Number:
13/868,185
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC) IDO
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Crawford, Anthony L. User interface for a tele-operated robotic hand system. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Crawford, Anthony L. User interface for a tele-operated robotic hand system. United States.
Crawford, Anthony L. Tue . "User interface for a tele-operated robotic hand system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174180.
@article{osti_1174180,
title = {User interface for a tele-operated robotic hand system},
author = {Crawford, Anthony L},
abstractNote = {Disclosed here is a user interface for a robotic hand. The user interface anchors a user's palm in a relatively stationary position and determines various angles of interest necessary for a user's finger to achieve a specific fingertip location. The user interface additionally conducts a calibration procedure to determine the user's applicable physiological dimensions. The user interface uses the applicable physiological dimensions and the specific fingertip location, and treats the user's finger as a two link three degree-of-freedom serial linkage in order to determine the angles of interest. The user interface communicates the angles of interest to a gripping-type end effector which closely mimics the range of motion and proportions of a human hand. The user interface requires minimal contact with the operator and provides distinct advantages in terms of available dexterity, work space flexibility, and adaptability to different users.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: