Non-prehensile Modes of Object Manipulation: A Comprehensive Review

Mukund Kumar Menon, V. I. George, Shashank Goyal

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Any given object can be manipulated in a 3D space using human (or using industrial anthropomorphic) arm(s). Depending on the material property and geometry of the object, the task of object handling is done by either prehensile modes or by non-prehensile modes. While prehensile modes of object manipulation involve human fingers (or robotic grippers) to grasp and hold on to any given object for its spatial reconfiguration, the non-prehensile modes do not so. This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive resource for all readers on the non-prehensile mode of object transportation and its various types which are currently used or mentioned in various works of literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl and Information Sciences - Select Proceedings of CISCON 2022
EditorsV.I. George, K.V. Santhosh, Samavedham Lakshminarayanan
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789819995530
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event19th Control Instrumentation System Conference, CISCON 2022 - Manipal, India
Duration: 28-10-202229-10-2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume1140 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference19th Control Instrumentation System Conference, CISCON 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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