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Implementation, Control and User-Feedback of the Int²Bot for the Investigation of Lower Limb Body Schema Integration

Beckerle, Philipp and Schültje, F. and Wojtusch, J. and Christ, O. (2014):
Implementation, Control and User-Feedback of the Int²Bot for the Investigation of Lower Limb Body Schema Integration.
In: Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), In: IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Edinburgh, Schottland, 25. – 29. August 2014, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

The integration of prostheses or wearable robotics into the body schema of their users is a fundamental require- ment for the acceptance and control of such artificial devices. Duration and progress of integration are primarily influenced by visual, tactile, and proprioceptive perception. This paper describes the Int 2 Bot, a robot for the assessment of lower limb body schema integration during postural motion. The robot is designed to imitate human squatting movements to investigate the integration of artificial limbs into the body schema. The psychological and technical concepts as well as the mechatronic implementation and control are presented along with interface extensions comprising human knee position sensing and tactile user-feedback. The performance of the robot is examined by experiments excluding and including the human-robot interface and a human user. Those without interface show that the robot itself can perform considerably fast squats with 0.8 Hz, which comes up to maximum human capabilities. The computed torque control achieves good tracking results and fuzzy-based friction compensation further reduces position errors by up to 50%. Yet, results considering the vision-based part of the human-robot interface show that the setup is mainly limited due to delays in motion acquisition with the RGB-D sensor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Beckerle, Philipp and Schültje, F. and Wojtusch, J. and Christ, O.
Title: Implementation, Control and User-Feedback of the Int²Bot for the Investigation of Lower Limb Body Schema Integration
Language: English
Abstract:

The integration of prostheses or wearable robotics into the body schema of their users is a fundamental require- ment for the acceptance and control of such artificial devices. Duration and progress of integration are primarily influenced by visual, tactile, and proprioceptive perception. This paper describes the Int 2 Bot, a robot for the assessment of lower limb body schema integration during postural motion. The robot is designed to imitate human squatting movements to investigate the integration of artificial limbs into the body schema. The psychological and technical concepts as well as the mechatronic implementation and control are presented along with interface extensions comprising human knee position sensing and tactile user-feedback. The performance of the robot is examined by experiments excluding and including the human-robot interface and a human user. Those without interface show that the robot itself can perform considerably fast squats with 0.8 Hz, which comes up to maximum human capabilities. The computed torque control achieves good tracking results and fuzzy-based friction compensation further reduces position errors by up to 50%. Yet, results considering the vision-based part of the human-robot interface show that the setup is mainly limited due to delays in motion acquisition with the RGB-D sensor.

Title of Book: Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS)
20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Simulation, Systems Optimization and Robotics Group
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Event Title: IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Event Location: Edinburgh, Schottland
Event Dates: 25. – 29. August 2014
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 16:39
Identification Number: BeckerleRO-MAN:2014
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