Quantification of masticatory efficiency with a mastication robot

H. Takanobu, T. Yajima, M. Nakazawa, A. Takanishi, K. Ohtsuki, M. Ohnishi

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Abstract

This paper describes the quantification of masticatory efficiency by using a mastication robot that was developed as a mechanical simulator of human masticatory jaw motion on the basis of dental robotics. The masticatory efficiency is evaluated on the basis of human mastication and the quantification of masticatory efficiency is studied experimentally. In this paper, the authors use the sifting test to quantify efficiency. The results of chewing experiments with robot by comparing the differences in chewing motion between clenching and grinding showed that the masticatory efficiency of the latter was higher than that of the former.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1635-1640
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)078034300X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 1998 May 161998 May 20

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period98/5/1698/5/20

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Takanobu, H., Yajima, T., Nakazawa, M., Takanishi, A., Ohtsuki, K., & Ohnishi, M. (1998). Quantification of masticatory efficiency with a mastication robot. In Proceedings - 1998 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 1998 (pp. 1635-1640). [677388] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.1998.677388