On the development of the Bioinstrumentation System WB-1R for the evaluation of human-robot interaction - Head and Hands Motion Capture Systems

Massimiliano Zecca, Nobutsuna Endo, Kazuko Itoh, Kazutaka Imanishi, Minoru Saito, Nobuhiro Nanba, Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Personal Robots and Robot Technology (RT)-based assistive devices are expected to play a major role in Japan's elderly-dominated society, both for joint activities with their human partners and for participation in community life. These new devices should be capable of smooth and natural adaptation and interaction with their human partners and the environment, should be able to communicate naturally with humans, and should never have a negative effect on their human partners, neither physical nor emotional. To achieve this smooth and natural integration between humans and robots, we need first to investigate and clarify how these interactions are carried out. Therefore, we developed the portable Bioinstrumentation System WB-1R (Waseda Bioinstrumentation system no.1 Refined), which can measure the movements of the head, the arms, the hands (position, velocity, and acceleration), as well as several physiological parameters (electrocardiogram, respiration, perspiration, pulse wave, and so on), to objectively measure and understand the physical and physiological effects of the interaction between robots and humans. In this paper we present our development of the head and hands motion capture systems as additional modules for the Waseda Bioinstrumentation system No.1 (WB-1). The preliminary experimental results, given the inexpensiveness of the systems, are good for our purposes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM - Zurich
    Duration: 2007 Sep 42007 Sep 7

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    Other2007 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
    CityZurich
    Period07/9/407/9/7

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    Keywords

    • Bioinstrumentation
    • Human-machine interaction
    • Sensor systems and smart sensors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Zecca, M., Endo, N., Itoh, K., Imanishi, K., Saito, M., Nanba, N., Takanobu, H., & Takanishi, A. (2007). On the development of the Bioinstrumentation System WB-1R for the evaluation of human-robot interaction - Head and Hands Motion Capture Systems. In IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM [4412585] https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2007.4412585