- Unpowered Lower-Body Exoskeleton for Standing Mobility
Project time: Oct. 2017 - Now.
Place:†Artificial Intelligence Lab.†University of Tsukuba, Japan. [Lab Link]
Project time: Oct. 2014 - Now.
Place: Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN.†System Robotics Lab. [Lab project link]
- Robot Dance Teacher (RoboDANTE)
We aim to develop a control scheme for robot leading during human-robot interactions. Herewith, developing a robot that can communicate its intention of motion to a human partner while in direct contact.
This project presents a physical Human-Robot Interaction under the lead of a robot, performing the role of teaching within a dance training framework. For doing so, close contact cooperation was designed to be intrinsically safe through a force-based controller that responds and adapts accordingly to the partner's abilities in the task. Herewith, balancing guidance in the training, and a comfortable interaction force for the human partner.
Experiments with multiple subjects demonstrate a safe interaction guided by the robot, likewise improvement of subjects' abilities in the practice with the proposed robot control architecture.
Dance Teaching by a Robot.