Development of an anthropomorphic flute robot for the application in science and technology museum

Gao Huang, Weimin Zhang, Fei Meng, Ye Tian, Qing Shi, Klaus Petersen, Atsuo Takanishi, Qiang Huang

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    Abstract

    To resemble the appearance of human beings, humanoid robots should be designed with many DOFs, however, it increases the complexity of the mechanical design and the real-time control, which will make a high cost and have a poor reliability and will not fit for the application in museums or human's daily lives. In this paper, to enable the low cost and high reliability robot to interact with humans naturally and sever humans more friendly, we imported advanced technology of the Waseda's flute robot and retained the most important mechanical parts, such as the lip, lungs and the fingers for the flute playing, on this basis, some other mechanical structures were redesigned; particularly, the robot's appearance was carefully designed; in addition, we also redesigned the hardware structure using our own joint controllers and software system based on CAN bus communication for the cost saving and high reliability. The redesigned robot had just 16 DOFs. Preliminary performance test results showed that this new redesigned robot achieved in producing high quality of flute sound and high sound conversion efficiency, and the period of communication was about 4ms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages2220-2225
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781479973965
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 20
    Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
    Duration: 2014 Dec 52014 Dec 10

    Other

    Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014
    CountryIndonesia
    CityBali
    Period14/12/514/12/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Huang, G., Zhang, W., Meng, F., Tian, Y., Shi, Q., Petersen, K., Takanishi, A., & Huang, Q. (2014). Development of an anthropomorphic flute robot for the application in science and technology museum. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014 (pp. 2220-2225). [7090667] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2014.7090667