Vazhapilli Sureshbabu, A.; Metta, G.; Parmiggiani, A. A Systematic Approach to Evaluating and Benchmarking Robotic Hands—The FFP Index. Robotics2019, 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.
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.
robotic hands; benchmarking; prosthesis
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