Mathematics' mortua manus:Discovering dexterity

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Dexterous manipulation, a major subfield of robotics and manufacturing, experienced a mathematical rebirth in the mid 80's, when this nascent field established many beautiful connections to convexity theory and computational geometry. Jack Schwartz played a seminal role in its inception and development. Here, I speculate on where Jack might have liked this field to go in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Linear Operators to Computational Biology
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Memory of Jacob T. Schwartz
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781447142829
ISBN (Print)1447142810, 9781447142812
StatePublished - May 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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