Development of a head robot with facial expression for training on neurological disorders

T. Chihara, C. Wang, A. Niibori, T. Oishio, Y. Matsuoka, S. Sessa, Hiroyuki Ishii, Y. Nakae, N. Matsuoka, T. Takayama, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Neurological examinations are among the most important clinical skills to identify disorders in the neurological system at early stages. Training on neurological examination for inexperienced doctors plays an important role in improving accuracy of diagnosis. Such training programs have been conducted until now using physical simulators or simulated patients (SPs). However, conventional simulators can simulate only facial features of patients and not their responses or motions. SP cannot simulate them either. We have therefore been developing a whole-body patient robot named WKP(Waseda Kyotokagaku Patient robot) for training on neurological examination. The main advantage of WKP over conventional simulators and SPs is its ability to simulate motions and responses of patients having disorders in their neurological systems. We then developed a head humanoid with facial expression for training on neurological disorders as a part of WKP. This humanoid is equipped with 21 degrees of freedom; it has 2 liquid crystal panels with lenses, and simulates facial movements with imitating the wrinkles and eyeball movements of patients with disorders in their cranial nerves. We then performed a set of experiments to validate the head humanoid. The main focus of this paper is on mechanical design and performance verification of the head humanoid.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1384-1389
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013 - Shenzhen
    Duration: 2013 Dec 122013 Dec 14

    Other

    Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013
    CityShenzhen
    Period13/12/1213/12/14

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    Facial Expression
    Nervous System Diseases
    Head
    Robots
    Simulators
    Neurologic Examination
    Liquid crystals
    Lenses
    Liquid Crystals
    Aptitude
    Clinical Competence
    Cranial Nerves
    Experiments
    Education

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Biotechnology

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    Chihara, T., Wang, C., Niibori, A., Oishio, T., Matsuoka, Y., Sessa, S., ... Takanishi, A. (2013). Development of a head robot with facial expression for training on neurological disorders. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013 (pp. 1384-1389). [6739659] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2013.6739659

    Development of a head robot with facial expression for training on neurological disorders. / Chihara, T.; Wang, C.; Niibori, A.; Oishio, T.; Matsuoka, Y.; Sessa, S.; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Nakae, Y.; Matsuoka, N.; Takayama, T.; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 1384-1389 6739659.

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

    Chihara, T, Wang, C, Niibori, A, Oishio, T, Matsuoka, Y, Sessa, S, Ishii, H, Nakae, Y, Matsuoka, N, Takayama, T & Takanishi, A 2013, Development of a head robot with facial expression for training on neurological disorders. in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013., 6739659, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1384-1389, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013, Shenzhen, 13/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2013.6739659
    Chihara T, Wang C, Niibori A, Oishio T, Matsuoka Y, Sessa S et al. Development of a head robot with facial expression for training on neurological disorders. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 1384-1389. 6739659 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2013.6739659
    Chihara, T. ; Wang, C. ; Niibori, A. ; Oishio, T. ; Matsuoka, Y. ; Sessa, S. ; Ishii, Hiroyuki ; Nakae, Y. ; Matsuoka, N. ; Takayama, T. ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Development of a head robot with facial expression for training on neurological disorders. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 1384-1389
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