Development of Myoelectric Robotic/Prosthetic Hands with Cybernetic Control at the Biological Systems Engineering Laboratory, Hiroshima University
Toshio Tsuji*, Taro Shibanoki**, Go Nakamura***, and Akira Furui*
1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
4-12-1 Nakanaursawacho, Hitachi 316-8511, Japan
***Robot Rehabilitation Center, Hyogo Institute of Assistive Technology
1070 Akebonocho, Nishiku, Kobe 651-2181, Japan
This review introduces our developed robotic/prosthetic hands and explains the myoelectric control of the robotic hand with five fingers, which is based on muscle synergy and a motion generation model. To realize a “human-like” robotic hand, it is necessary to fully understand the inherent features of human as well as machine and take a complementary approach with hardware that incorporates advanced engineering technology and software that is compatible with a living body.
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