Development of intelligent passive cane controlled by servo brakes

Shinji Suzuki, Yasuhisa Hirata, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an intelligent cane developed based on passive robotics concept for supporting the elderly and the disabled persons who have difficulty walking. The Intelligent Passive Cane (IP Cane) is controlled by servo brakes attached to the wheels and intrinsically safe for humans, because it cannot move unintentionally, i.e., it has no driving actuators. In addition, the IP Cane provides many kinds of functions by appropriately controlling the torque of wheels with servo brakes. In this paper, we propose an environmentally adaptive motion control algorithm that provides path following function, and a human adaptive motion control algorithm that changes motion characteristic of IP Cane to adapt to user difficulty and states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Pages97-102
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2009 Sep 272009 Oct 2

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

Other18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityToyama
Period09/9/2709/10/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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