A decision method for placement of tactile elements on a sensor glove for the recognition of grasp types

Kouji Murakami, Kazuya Matsuo, Tsutomu Hasegawa, Ryo Kurazume

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We describe a decision method for effective placement of tactile elements for grasp-type recognition. Not only does the placement decided by our method require a small number of tactile elements, it also achieves recognition performance as high as placements consisting of many elements. The placement decided by the method is evaluated through experiments involving the recognition of grasp type from the two types of grasp taxonomy defined by Cutkosky and Kamakura. The proposed method is extended by applying a decision tree pruning. The pruning is useful for reducing the number of selected tactile elements without badly dropping the recognition rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5089477
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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