nonprehensile


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Adj.1.nonprehensile - not prehensile
prehensile - adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object; "a monkey's prehensile tail"
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Towards the more general and difficult problem of manipulating a care-receiver, this research is concerned with a simplified one: nonprehensile manipulation of a two-rigid-link object by two cooperative arms in a two-dimensional space.
Dynamic object manipulation (it is also called Dynamic Nonprehensile Manipulation (DNM) meaning manipulation without grasping the object), however, simplifies the structure of manipulators while adding complexity to the control strategy, dynamical modeling, and stability analysis of the process.
He then reasoned that humans diverged from the Catarhine stock comprising of humans, anthropoid apes, and Old World monkeys, all having nostrils opening downward and close together and a nonprehensile, often greatly reduced or vestigial tail.