Control of a mastication robot for reduction of jaw joint force focusing on musculus temporalis

Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi, Ichiro Kato

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Abstract

A mastication robot is a jaw motion simulator that has similar structure and function to the human masticatory system. This paper describes an optimal reduction of the jaw joint force focusing on the fan shape of the musculus temporalis (M.temporalis) spreading around the side of skull. The shape of M.temporalis is simplified as two independent lines, and the jaw joint force is computed by using linear programming. Furthermore the actuators corresponding to the anterior and posterior parts of M.temporalis are assigned separately. The 28% reduction of jaw joint force was confirmed experimentally by using robot. This work is a part of the 'Project: Humanoid' at HUREL (Humanoid Research Laboratory).

Original languageEnglish
Pages1824-1831
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ/GI International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 3 (of 3) - Munich, Ger
Duration: 1994 Sep 121994 Sep 16

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OtherProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ/GI International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Part 3 (of 3)
CityMunich, Ger
Period94/9/1294/9/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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