MeisterGRIP: Cylindrical interface for intuitional robot manipulation

Shuji Komeiji, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, Hideaki Nii, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


We propose a novel cylindrical interface called MeisterGRIP that treats the force vector distribution. This elastic device allows institutional and dexterous robot manipulation based on vision-based tactile-sensing technology. Furthermore, it provides universal manipulation that can tolerate the personal differences in hand sizes and grasping postures of the users. This device is proposed for use in a cockpit to manipulate a robot in both real and virtual environments (Figure 2). We attached a stick to the device and fixed it to the ground. By using the force information measured from MeisterGRIP, the user can manipulate not just the robotic hand, but the robotic arm. To manipulate the robotic arm, we use the six-axis force information caluculated from force vector distribution. Using this device, the users would feel as if they become a robot in remote environment by only the information of user's grasping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2008 New Tech Demos
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGGRAPH 2008 New Tech Demos - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Aug 112008 Aug 15

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2008 New Tech Demos


OtherACM SIGGRAPH 2008 New Tech Demos
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software


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