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Author Enomoto, T. ♦ Ohnishi, K.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Stomach ♦ Design engineering ♦ Medical robotics ♦ Minimally invasive surgery ♦ Friction ♦ Humanoid robots ♦ Speech recognition ♦ Robot sensing systems ♦ Pattern recognition ♦ Robotics and automation
Abstract Superseding voice and vision recognition systems, a brand new systematical method of tactile recognition, which gives robots 'tactile sense', is proposed. Based on the two basic data of robotics, namely position and force data, this new method analyzes the characteristics of each object in a systematic way and categorizes them quantitatively based on these characteristic parameters. For instance, this system can tell which organ the robot is touching with a sensitivity that is as good or better than experienced doctors. This system also allows robots to automatically adjust forces according to an object's material properties such as hardness or fragility thereby enhancing the safety of the technique. Providing new human-like 'senses' to robots, this system would increase the long term viability of robotics.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Keio Univ., Yokohama, Japan (Enomoto, T.; Ohnishi, K.)
ISBN 0780390946
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-10
Publisher Place Australia
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 4.66 MB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 825
Ending Page 830


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library