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
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages203-208
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780308239
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Yokohama, Jpn
Duration: 1993 Jul 261993 Jul 30

Publication series

Name1993 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Other

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

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  • Engineering(all)

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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). (1993 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). Publ by IEEE.