manipulative skill

manipulative skill

[mə¦nip·yə·ləd·iv ′skil]
(industrial engineering)
The ability of a worker to handle an object with the appropriate control and speed of movement required by a task.
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Authors have applied a manipulative skill model of prehension and it is constrained by forearm properties, grasping object properties, and task.
This manipulative skill and modus operandi of Khamenei is one of the major reasons that the theocrat has been capable of ruling for nearly three decades.
In our work [4], we examine an alternate method of manipulative skill evaluation using micro-motion studies, having deep roots in performance evaluation in manufacturing industries.
"A strategic second term would begin by identifying a list of necessary and achievable goals, and then pursuing them with the unyielding manipulative skill of a Lyndon Johnson," Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote after Obama's decisive victory over hapless challenger Mitt Romney in November.
For example, movement education, fundamental motor skill development, manipulative skill development, rhythmic movement activities, gymnastic skills, cooperative skills, individual lifetime sports, and game skills are important components of today's physical education classes, particularly at the elementary grade level.
Maybrick and his wife Rosalind and runs the household with the manipulative skill of a Svengali: "[E]very Persian carpet in every room every morning was adorned with tiny dark, dense turds deposited there by Eileen...."
Elaine Hwa '01, an interior design major from Dallas who worked on the manipulative skill development area, says, "This project really helped us to think beyond the conceptual phase of the design process.
Borrowing as ever from the Reaganites, whose manipulative skill sends him into spasms of retrospective delight, the President has mobilized the "certification" circumlocution that was so useful when it came to El Salvador's human rights or Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
The follow-up diplomacy requires personalities with the manipulative skill and subtlety of a Henry Kissinger or Zbigniew Brzezinski.
The seventy-something heroine has retained more vigor and manipulative skill than her male counterpart, who at forty strikes even casual observers as a worn-out loser.
If Pakistan faces serious threats to its democracy from the street power of religious groups, as the blasphemy cases have shown, here it comes from the manipulative skills of the ruling party in using the very institutions of democracy to kill its spirit and ideals.
It will include (a) a comprehensive human motor skills capture system based on fusion of both physical signals including motion and force and physiological signals of muscle internal activities; (b) a user friendly intuitive teaching interface integrating the skill capture system with mixed reality and voice control, (c) a holistic approach to capture and transfer manipulative skills of arm and hand as coordinated system; and (d) skill generalization mechanism for robots to perform new tasks without additional demonstration.