HANDLE auto-anotator: Anotador automatico de dados de manipulação humana

The main objective of this work package is to observe the natural behaviour of humans in order to understand from examples of dexterous grasping and manipulation how humans interact with objects or manipulate them, and to determine the most important features of goal-directed actions to be reproduced by a robotic hand. We have acquired a large amount of data from human demonstrations, recorded with a motion capturing system and tactile sensors. A number of datasets from the Handle database have been automatically annotated at FCTUC, using Bayesian techniques and SVMs, relying only on the Cyberglove data, although further work is required to extend the method to encompass more sensors. HANDLE project: http://www.handleproject.eu/

Supervisor: Prof. Jorge Lobo