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Control of robot manipulator using EMG generated from face
Author(s): K. Sagawa; O. Kimura
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Paper Abstract

A control method of a robot manipulator using EMG (electromyogram) from human face is proposed. The robot has three-degree-of-freedom arm and an en effector on the tip of the robot. The amplitude of the EMG signal generated from masseter, which is the muscle of jaw, corresponds to the velocity of the robot hand. The difference of the EMG level between right and left masseter determines the direction of the movement of the hand. The open/close control of the robot hand is activated by detecting double clenches performed within 0.6 seconds. Optimal filtering is applied to the measured EMG to enable effortless robot task. Picking, transferring and placing of a brick object are performed and the effectiveness of the proposed method has been confirmed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6042, ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics, 604233 (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664689
Show Author Affiliations
K. Sagawa, Hirosaki Univ. (Japan)
O. Kimura, Nihon System Design, Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6042:
ICMIT 2005: Control Systems and Robotics
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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