Development of active icosahedron and its application to virtual clay modeling

Jumpei Ochi, Tatsuya Hashimoto, Junichi Tanaka, Koichi Suzumori, Takefumi Kanda

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Abstract

We have been developed an active link mechanism for physical man-machine interaction. We report an active icosahedron consisting of intelligent cylinders and its application to virtual clay modeling. Intelligent pneumatic cylinders are newly developed to realize active link mechanisms. This cylinder aims at a novel cylinder in which various sensors and control devices are built. Active link mechanisms are highly integrated and enhanced by intelligent cylinders. A control system is built for the active icosahedron. In the control system, a key element is a control program implementing drawing of a virtual model on display and controlling of active links. Virtual clays are deformed by the program based on the apex positions converted from cylinder lengths. The active icosahedron realized dynamic interaction with virtual objects in PC, showing the potential of the devices as a haptic interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of the 2004 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Sci., MHS2004; The Fourth Symp. 'Micro-NanoMechatronics for an Inf.-Based Soc. 'The 21st Century COE Program, Nagoya Univ., Micro-Nano
Pages175-180
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMecahtronics and Human Science, MHS2004; The Fourth Symposium 'Micro-NanoMechatronics for and Information-Based Society' The 21st Century COE Program, Nagoya University, Micro-Nano COE - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Oct 31 2004Nov 3 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS2004; The Fourth Symposium 'Micro-NanoMechatronics for and Information-Based Society' The 21st Century

Other

Other2004 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMecahtronics and Human Science, MHS2004; The Fourth Symposium 'Micro-NanoMechatronics for and Information-Based Society' The 21st Century COE Program, Nagoya University, Micro-Nano COE
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period10/31/0411/3/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ochi, J., Hashimoto, T., Tanaka, J., Suzumori, K., & Kanda, T. (2004). Development of active icosahedron and its application to virtual clay modeling. In Proc. of the 2004 Int. Symp. on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Sci., MHS2004; The Fourth Symp. 'Micro-NanoMechatronics for an Inf.-Based Soc. 'The 21st Century COE Program, Nagoya Univ., Micro-Nano (pp. 175-180). (Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS2004; The Fourth Symposium 'Micro-NanoMechatronics for and Information-Based Society' The 21st Century).