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Chien-Hsing Chou This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Chi-Hung Tseng1, Wei-Tse Chang1, Wei-Jin Lin1, Ching-Chang Wong1

1Department of Electrical Engineering, Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C.


Received: December 11, 2019
Accepted: April 18, 2020
Publication Date: September 1, 2020

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The popularity of traditional puppet shows has been decreasing. To preserve and promote this traditional cultural art form, this study proposes a puppet operation system and 23-degree-of-freedom robot hand to operate a puppet. The system can be employed to retain and retrieve the 3D gestures of professional puppet operators and control the proposed robot hand for complete imitation of the gesture trajectory of puppeteers. Moreover, the system can be used to help users learn correct puppet operations.

Keywords: Robot hand, Multi-joint, Operating puppet, 3D gesture



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