Active link mechanisms for physical man-machine interaction

J. Ochi, T. Hashimoto, K. Suzumori, J. Tanaka, T. Kanda

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new type of haptic interface, named active link mechanism. This device realizes Physical Man-machine Interaction (PMI) between machines and persons. Two prototypes were developed to demonstrate the potential of the active link mechanisms. Developed interface devices are an active tetrahedron and an active icosahedron. Nine-DOF micro spherical joints and pressure control pneumatic cylinders were developed to realize the active tetrahedron, while fifteen-DOF micro spherical joints and intelligent pneumatic cylinders were developed for the active icosahedron. The tetrahedron successfully realizes "virtual touch"; the operators feel actions, forces, and shapes of the virtual objects in PC and also move and deform them. Real time PMI is realized by building the developed devices into MSC.VisualNastran4D. MSC.Visual-Nastran4D is a mechanism analysis software, which can make motion analysis in real time. The active icosahedron also realized dynamic interaction with virtual objects in PC, showing the potential of the devices as a haptic interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Pages3895-3900
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Sep 28 2004Oct 2 2004

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Volume4

Other

Other2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period9/28/0410/2/04

Keywords

  • Active link mechanism
  • Haptic interface
  • PMI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ochi, J., Hashimoto, T., Suzumori, K., Tanaka, J., & Kanda, T. (2004). Active link mechanisms for physical man-machine interaction. In 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 3895-3900). (2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS); Vol. 4).