Fundamental development of a virtual reality simulator for four-arm disaster rescue robot OCTOPUS

Kui Chen, Mitsuhiro Kamezaki, Takahiro Katano, Junjie Yang, Tatsuzo Ishida, Masatoshi Seki, Ken Ichiryu, Shigeki Sugano

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Abstract

This paper presents a virtual reality (VR) simulator for four-arm disaster response robot OCTOPUS, which has high capable of both mobility and workability. OCTOPUS has 26 degrees of freedom (DOF) and is currently teleoperated by two operators, so it is quite difficult to operate OCTOPUS. Thus, we developed a VR simulator for training operation, developing operator support system and control strategy. Compared with actual robot and environment, VR simulator can reproduce them at low cost and high efficiency. The VR simulator consists of VR environment and human-machine interface such as operation-input and video- and sound-output, based on robot operation system (ROS) and Gazebo. To enhance work performance, we implement indicators and data collection functions. Four tasks such as rough terrain passing, high-step climbing, obstacle stepping over, and object transport were conducted to evaluate OCTOPUS itself and our VR simulator. The results indicate that operators could complete all the tasks but the success rate differed in tasks. Smooth and stable operations increased the work performance, but sudden change and oscillation of operation degraded it. Cooperating multi-joint adequately is quite important to execute task more efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages721-726
Number of pages6
Volume2016-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020652
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 26
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 2016 Jul 122016 Jul 15

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period16/7/1216/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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    Chen, K., Kamezaki, M., Katano, T., Yang, J., Ishida, T., Seki, M., Ichiryu, K., & Sugano, S. (2016). Fundamental development of a virtual reality simulator for four-arm disaster rescue robot OCTOPUS. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2016 (Vol. 2016-September, pp. 721-726). [7576853] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2016.7576853