Development and Safety Validation of Lead for a Guidance Robot

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  • 案内ロボット用のリード開発と安心性の検証
  • アンナイ ロボットヨウ ノ リード カイハツ ト アンシンセイ ノ ケンショウ

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Guidance robots that safety guide senior and impaired person at hospitals or welfare facilities have been developed. In order to guide visually impaired safety, it is required to provide them non-visual information to realize the guidance. In this study, we developed 5 kinds of guidance leads that conduct bidirectional force information between user and the robot for our guidance robot. The characteristics of each guidance lead about usability and safety were evaluated by psychological experiment. The results showed that the lead whose connection with the robot is elastic is more secure



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