Exploiting the Redundancy of a Hand-Arm Robotic System

Unknown author (1990-10-01)

In this report, a method for exploiting the redundancy of a hand-arm mechanical system for manipulation tasks is illustrated. The basic idea is to try to exploit the different intrinsic capabilities of the arm and hand subsystems. The Jacobian transpose technique is at the core of the method: different behaviors of the two subsystems are obtained by means of constraints in Null(J) generated by non-orthogonal projectors. Comments about the computation of the constraints are reported in the memo, as well as a description of some preliminary experiments on a robotic system at the A.I. Lab., M.I.T.