This paper focuses on development of a high-speed, low-latency telemanipulated robot hand system, evaluation of the system, and demonstration of the system. The characteristics of the developed system are the followings: non-contact, high-speed 3D visual sensing of the human hand, intuitive motion mapping between human hands and robot hands, and low-latency, fast responsiveness to human hand motion. Such a high-speed, low-latency telemanipulated robot hand system can be considered to be more effective from the viewpoint of usability. The developed system consists of a high-speed vision system, a high-speed robot hand, and a real-time controller. For the developed system, we propose new methods of 3D sensing, mapping between the human hand and the robot hand, and the robot hand control. We evaluated the performance (latency and responsiveness) of the developed system. As a result, the latency of the developed system is so small that humans cannot recognize the latency. In addition, we conducted experiments of opening/closing motion, object grasping, and moving object grasping as demonstrations. Finally, we confirmed the validity and effectiveness of the developed system and proposed method.
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