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Grasping Using High-Speed Visual Feedback


A grasping system using high speed visual feedback has been developed. This system consists of an active vision with the parallel processing vision system called SPE-256, and a multi-fingered hand-arm system like a human hand. This is controlled using a multi-DSP Hierarchical Parallel Processing System and real time parallel sensory feedback is realized. As a result the hand has succeeded in grasping against a target which moves randomly at high speed. Experimental results are presented.

Experimental Results (Movies)

Experimental Results (Pictures)

grasping grasping(view from vision system)


  1. Akio Namiki, Koichi Hashimoto, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Hierarchical Control Architecture for High-speed Visual Servoing, Int. J. Robotics Research, to appear.
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