The video lectures on “The Art of Grasping and Manipulation in Robotics” at the University of Siena are now available

 

 

Dear Roboticists,

my team and I realized at the University of Siena a series of short video lectures on robotic grasping and we would like to share with you the result.

The on-line course on “The Art of Grasping and Manipulation in Robotics” is now available: http://sirslab.dii.unisi.it/GraspingCourse/index.html.

Building dexterous robotic hands and studying new algorithms to control them is essential to allow industrial, service, and humanoid robots to interact with objects around them, and, possibly, with humans in a natural and safe way. The main objective of this course is to give an overview of grasp modeling and control, also introducing the SynGrasp MATLAB® Toolbox.

The course is based on the chapter on Grasping of the Springer Handbook of Robotics: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-32552-1_38

Video Lectures have mainly been recorded during real lectures and are structured in four units.

I hope you will find this course useful. We are open to comments and suggestions on how to improve it and possibly extend it to include more topics.

Best regards,

_Domenico and the #SIRSLab team

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Content of the course:

Unit 1: Basic concepts – Lecturer: Domenico Prattichizzo

Lecture 1.1: Introduction to the course

Lecture 1.2: Power and precision grasp

Lecture 1.3: The friction cone

Lecture 1.4: The Grasp Matrix

Lecture 1.5: Notation

Unit 2: Grasp modeling – Lecturer: Monica Malvezzi

Lecture 2.1: Object Kinematics

Lecture 2.2: Hand Kinematics

Lecture 2.3: Contact models

Lecture 2.4: Quasi-static model of the grasp

Lecture 2.5: Grasp properties

Unit 3: Grasp control – Lecturer: Domenico Prattichizzo

Lecture 3.1: Hand Control

Lecture 3.2: Control of the object

Lecture 3.3: Limitations of the rigid-body assumption

Supplementary material 3.1: Indeterminate grasps

Supplementary material 3.2: Graspability

Unit 4: SynGrasp – Lecturer: Maria Pozzi

Lecture 4.1: Introduction to the SynGrasp Toolbox

Lecture 4.2: Robotics research with SynGrasp [Slides]

Lecture 4.3: Basic examples [Exercises]

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Domenico Prattichizzo

– Professor of Robotics and Haptics, University of Siena

– Senior Scientist, IIT Genova

– President Eurohaptics Society

– IEEE Fellow

email: prattichizzo@ing.unisi.it

www: https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com

phone: +39 329 2606659

skype: domenico.prattichizzo

hangouts: domenico.prattichizzo@gmail.com

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