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Dickmanns and V. Graefe. Dynamic monocular machine vision. Machine Vision and Applications, 1:223-240,1988. [ 19 ] R. Koeppe, G. Hirzinger, ,,Learning Compliant Motions by TaskDemonstration in Virtual Environments", Proc. of the Fourth International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, ISER'95, Stanford, CA, pp. 188-193, 1995. [ 20 ] R. Koeppe, A. Breidenbach, and G. Hirzinger, "Skill representation and acquisition of compliant motions using a teach device," presented at Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS'96, Osaka, Japan, 1996.

By applying the linear programming technique, we can compute both the m a x i m u m and the minimum resultant forces. 6(b). 18. 7 An example of gr~ping for a triangular object. 4. 7 shows continuous photos for an experiment, where the object has a triangular cross section. The hand can complete the task quickly, for example, the executing time for finally enveloping the object by the fingers was about 14 [see]. 8 shows the experimental result during the active sensing, where the object having a triangular cross section is utilized, and the joints shown by a single circle and double circles denote position-controlled and constant torque controlled joints, respectively.

Another accomplishment is the general purpose real-time vision unit. It employs a DSP chip (the C40) as the processing unit and provides a parallel/pipeline system architecture. This system was developed by Shirai's group and Fujitsu. This research program supports the initial cost for 26 development of both legged robot and vision units, and opens to the way to the development of general-purpose, common research tools for the sensing-action coupling approach. 4. Remarks for part one The essential nature of intelligence for real mechanical systems can be found in the process of various interactions with real environment.

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