Design of human symbiotic robot TWENDY-ONE

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a sophisticated design of human symbiotic robots that provide physical supports to the elderly such as attendant care with high-power and kitchen supports with dexterity while securing contact safety even if physical contact occurs with them. First of all, we made clear functional requirements for such a new generation robot, amounting to fifteen items to consolidate five significant functions such as "safety", "friendliness", "dexterity", "high-power" and "mobility". In addition, we set task scenes in daily life where support by robot is useful for old women living alone, in order to deduce specifications for the robot. Based on them, we successfully developed a new generation of human symbiotic robot, TWENDY-ONE that has a head, trunk, dual arms with a compact passive mechanism, anthropomorphic dual hands with mechanical softness in joints and skins and an omni-wheeled vehicle. Evaluation experiments focusing on attendant care and kitchen supports using TWENDY-ONE indicate that this new robot will be extremely useful to enhance quality of life for the elderly in the near future where human and robot co-exist.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Pages580-586
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09 - Kobe
    Duration: 2009 May 122009 May 17

    Other

    Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09
    CityKobe
    Period09/5/1209/5/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Iwata, H., & Sugano, S. (2009). Design of human symbiotic robot TWENDY-ONE. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 580-586). [5152702] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152702

    Design of human symbiotic robot TWENDY-ONE. / Iwata, Hiroyasu; Sugano, Shigeki.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2009. p. 580-586 5152702.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Iwata, H & Sugano, S 2009, Design of human symbiotic robot TWENDY-ONE. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation., 5152702, pp. 580-586, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09, Kobe, 09/5/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152702
    Iwata H, Sugano S. Design of human symbiotic robot TWENDY-ONE. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2009. p. 580-586. 5152702 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152702
    Iwata, Hiroyasu ; Sugano, Shigeki. / Design of human symbiotic robot TWENDY-ONE. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2009. pp. 580-586
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