Date Added: May 2011
A human hand can handle various objects by fingers, with better adaptive capacity and precision. Although there have been an enormous number of studies on robot hands trying to reproduce such adaptive and handy operation, performance is still not as per the real world's expectations. The industrial developments for automated operations by using robots are undeniably expecting an independent grasping action, for all types of materials/object. Existing sensory feedback can help to work out some of the final required operating parameters, but still their performance limitations are non-reliable. Hence, sophisticated gripping, mimicking the human grasping action is a need of robot industries to make autonomous material handling.