JRM Vol.31 No.1 pp. 27-34
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2019.p0027


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*

*Hiroshima University
1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan

**Ibaraki University
4-12-1 Nakanaursawacho, Hitachi 316-8511, Japan

***Robot Rehabilitation Center, Hyogo Institute of Assistive Technology
1070 Akebonocho, Nishiku, Kobe 651-2181, Japan

November 18, 2018
January 9, 2019
February 20, 2019
electromyogram (EMG), prosthetic hand, recurrent probabilistic neural network, muscle synergy, biomimetic control

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.

Three types of myoelectric robotic/prosthetic hands

Three types of myoelectric robotic/prosthetic hands

Cite this article as:
T. Tsuji, T. Shibanoki, G. Nakamura, and A. Furui, “Development of Myoelectric Robotic/Prosthetic Hands with Cybernetic Control at the Biological Systems Engineering Laboratory, Hiroshima University,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.31 No.1, pp. 27-34, 2019.
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