Design of a mastication robot mechanism using a human skull model

Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi, Ichiro Kato

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a mechanism for a mastication robot using a human skull model. Since 1986 the authors have been developing the WJ (Waseda Jaw) series of mastication robots by using a dental study model, a duralumin mandibular, DC motors, wires, etc. From 1986 to 1991 the authors developed mastication robots with a mechanical mandibular model, and experimented with these robots. However, in order to analyze the human masticatory system, we needed a model closer to the human. The characteristics of the new mastication robot mechanism developed in 1992 are, that this robot has a structure similar to the human by using a skull model and, that the argument of the temporalis muscle force vector is variable by using two actuators. On the basis of this robot, we will be able to clarify and construct a quantitative and dynamic masticatory model for human mastication because it has human-like structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1993 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Editors Anon
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherPubl by IEEE
    Pages203-208
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0780308239
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    EventProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Yokohama, Jpn
    Duration: 1993 Jul 261993 Jul 30

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    CityYokohama, Jpn
    Period93/7/2693/7/30

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    Takanobu, H., Takanishi, A., & Kato, I. (1993). Design of a mastication robot mechanism using a human skull model. In Anon (Ed.), 1993 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 203-208). Publ by IEEE.