Experimental Evaluation of Cooperativeness and Collision Safety of a Wearable Robot Arm

Koki Nakabayashi, Yukiko Iwasaki, Shota Takahashi, Hiroyasu Iwata

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an experimental evaluation of a collaborative task for a design assessment of a wearable robot arm. Wearable robotic devices have been recently proposed as a new concept of the human robot collaboration. In particular, wearable robot arms have been expected to complement our physical capabilities and perform multiple tasks simultaneously. However, a design principle of a wearable robot arm based on the cooperativeness and collision safety has not been discussed sufficiently. The design factors of the wearable robot arm are considered to have a dominant influence on the cooperativeness and collision safety. We therefore conducted an experiment to evaluate time required for a collaborative task and number of collisions with a robot arm device. Arm lengths and attachment positions were compared in the conducted experiment as a design factor of a wearable robot arm. The experimental results indicated a correlation between evaluation indexes and design factors. As a result, we suggest that the concept design of a wearable robot arm is recommended to consist of an extended arm length without constraints of the attachment positions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1026-1031
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538679807
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 6
    Event27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018 - Nanjing, China
    Duration: 2018 Aug 272018 Aug 31

    Other

    Other27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2018
    CountryChina
    CityNanjing
    Period18/8/2718/8/31

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Communication
    • Artificial Intelligence

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    Nakabayashi, K., Iwasaki, Y., Takahashi, S., & Iwata, H. (2018). Experimental Evaluation of Cooperativeness and Collision Safety of a Wearable Robot Arm. In RO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 1026-1031). [8525620] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2018.8525620