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Visual guide power assist system to adapt operators' motion
Author(s): Shunsuke Kawaai; Takayuki Tanaka; Shunichi Kaneko
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Paper Abstract

In a conventional power assist system, an operation direction and power of a manipulator were adjusted when operator looked at a state and position of an operation object. So, position of an object is acquired by a visual sensor, and not only follows operation of human, but sets up a work route between an operation object and a manipulator. And an end-effector is guided to an object so that an operator can operate manipulator smoothly to an object. In this paper, the work path creation using the potential that suits an operator is proposed. A near work path is set up according to an end-effector orbit that an operator draws, and by guiding to an object aims at the improvement in maneuverability of a power assist.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6719, Optomechatronic Systems Control III, 67190H (8 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754591
Show Author Affiliations
Shunsuke Kawaai, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Takayuki Tanaka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Shunichi Kaneko, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6719:
Optomechatronic Systems Control III

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