Dental patient robot

Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi, Akihisa Okino, Mutsumi Madokoro, Yoshikazu Miyazaki, Koutarou Maki

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Abstract

Presently, the simple head model (hereinafter referred to as phantom for practical training) with dentition models is used for dental therapy training. We suggested the patient robot for dental therapy training (hereinafter referred to as patient robot) as one of the practical applications of the humanoid robot technology, and we actually developed patient robots. One of them is the general model provided with 14 degrees of freedom (DOF) in addition to a tongue and lips that may interfere with treatment, allowing reflection of any change in simple expression. Also, active motions of the neck or hand allow various impediments so as to interfere with the actual potential treatment. The robot allowed trainees to do dental therapy training closer to the actual practice involving avoidance of these risks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006
Pages1273-1278
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2006 Oct 92006 Oct 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period06/10/906/10/15

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Keywords

  • Dental robotics
  • Dental therapy education
  • Patient model
  • Phantom
  • Robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

Cite this

Takanobu, H., Takanishi, A., Okino, A., Madokoro, M., Miyazaki, Y., & Maki, K. (2006). Dental patient robot. In 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2006 (pp. 1273-1278). [4058544] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2006.281888