Biped humanoid robot capable of being used as human motion simulator

Hideki Kondo, Yu Ogura, Hiroyuki Aikawa, Kazushi Shimomura, Akitoshi Morishima, Hun Ok Lim, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

In the aging society, more effective rehabilitation/welfare instruments to support seniors and disabled persons are required. However, it becomes difficult the evaluation of such instruments for safety reasons. Therefore, we suggest the use of a humanoid robot, which is able to display human motions, instead of a human to evaluate such instruments as an experimental subject. The use of robots for measurement purposes is safe and gives us the quantitative data for improving rehabilitation/ welfare instruments. Recently, we have developed the new humanoid robot as a human motion simulator, WABIAN-2. This robot can walk autonomously with the knees stretched like a human by using waist motion, and also it can walk by physically interacting with a walk-assist machine. In this paper, the experiments are focused verifying if the WABAIN-2 can be considered as a human motion simulator to move a walk-assist machine while walking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
EditorsOussama Khatib, Vijay Kumar, Daniela Rus
Pages523-531
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 14

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
Volume39
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Kondo, H., Ogura, Y., Aikawa, H., Shimomura, K., Morishima, A., Lim, H. O., & Takanishi, A. (2008). Biped humanoid robot capable of being used as human motion simulator. In O. Khatib, V. Kumar, & D. Rus (Eds.), Experimental Robotics: The 10th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (pp. 523-531). (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics; Vol. 39). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77457-0_49