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A Systematic Approach to Evaluating and Benchmarking Robotic Hands - The FFP Index

Version 1 : Received: 9 November 2018 / Approved: 12 November 2018 / Online: 12 November 2018 (09:29:11 CET)

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Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, A.; Metta, G.; Parmiggiani, A. A Systematic Approach to Evaluating and Benchmarking Robotic Hands—The FFP Index. Robotics 2019, 8, 7. Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, A.; Metta, G.; Parmiggiani, A. A Systematic Approach to Evaluating and Benchmarking Robotic Hands—The FFP Index. Robotics 2019, 8, 7.

Journal reference: Robotics 2019, 8, 7
DOI: 10.3390/robotics8010007

Abstract

The evaluation of robotic hands is a subjectively biased, complex process. The fields pertaining to robotic hands are human-centric in nature, making human hands a good standard for benchmark comparisons of robotic hands. To achieve this, we propose a new evaluation index, where we evaluate robotic hands on three fronts: their form, features and performance. An evaluation on how anthropomorphic robotic hands are in basic mobility, and appearance constitutes the ``Form'', while features that can be read, changed and actuated for effective control of robotic hands constitutes the ``Features''. We derived these key features from an extensive analysis of robotic hands in literature. Finally, the robotic hands carry out a series of tasks that evaluate their ``Performance''. An individual score for each category is drawn and we carry out a three-pronged analysis. We also propose an additional feature in the form of price to provide context when analysing multiple hands.

Subject Areas

robotic hands; benchmarking; prosthesis

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