Handshake telephone system to communicate with voice and force

Kazushige Ouchi, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose the Handshake Telephone System using robot hands, through which users can shake hands each other while talking on the telephone. Robot hand has one degree of freedom and is made of silicone rubber in order to get the natural feeling like human's hand. Four fingers are loosely joined together and the elbow joint can be freely rotated by the user's arm motion. A force sensor, which is composed of a rubber tube and an air pressure sensor, is attached at the lower part of the hand. The air pressure sensor measures the air pressure in the tube which changes according to the user's grasping power. The robot hands are connected through ordinary telephone line in parallel with the voice line. In our experiments with the bit-rate of 9600 bps, the transmission delay was around 45 ms which is acceptable for handshake communication. Additionally, we tried a Self Hand-shake Mode to handshake with a virtual partner.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRobot and Human Communication - Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages466-471
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventProceedings of the 1997 6th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication, RO-MAN'97 - Sendai, Jpn
    Duration: 1997 Sep 291997 Oct 1

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 1997 6th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication, RO-MAN'97
    CitySendai, Jpn
    Period97/9/2997/10/1

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Software

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    Ouchi, K., & Hashimoto, S. (1997). Handshake telephone system to communicate with voice and force. In Robot and Human Communication - Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop (pp. 466-471). IEEE.