Recognizing human grasps is a fundamental aspect of modeling and understanding human activity.

Minjie Cai, Kris M. Kitani, Yoichi Sato.
Understanding Hand-Object Manipulation with Grasp Types and Object Attributes.
Conference on Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2016.

De-An Huang, Wei-Chiu Ma, Minghuang Ma, Kris M. Kitani.
How Do We Use Our Hands? Discovering a Diverse Set of Common Grasps.
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015).

Minjie Cai, Kris M. Kitani, Yoichi Sato.
A Scalable Approach for Understanding the Visual Structures of Hand Grasps.
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015).

Akanksha Saran, Damien Teney, Kris M. Kitani. Hand Parsing for Fine-Grained Recognition of Human Grasps in Monocular Images. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2015.