Human Friendly Mechatronics

Human Friendly Mechatronics

1st Edition - April 11, 2001

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  • Authors: Masaharu Takano, Eiji Arai, Tatsuo Arai
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534190
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444506498

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The book includes 61 selected papers from 106 presented at the second International Conference on Machine Automation (ICMA2000). The conference focused, for the first time, on human friendly mechantronics which covers machine systems interacting with human beings, psychological, physiological, and physical behaviors of the human being itself, robotics, human-mimetic mechanical systems, commercial application examples and so on. Machine automation has owed a lot to mechatronics technology in the last decades, however, a paradigm shift is desired and emphasized in the 21st century in every aspect of our society, and mechantronics is not an exception. The paradigm shift in mechatronics is a pursuit of productivity and efficiency to the preference of humans, and it is time that a new concept of a human friendly robot must be proposed that is welcome by human users. The book aims to offer the most up-to-date and valuable information on:•Human Interface & Communication•Human Support Technology•Actuator & Control•Vision & Sensing•Robotics and Design•Manufacturing SystemWe believe this book will bring advanced knowledge and valuable information to the industries as well as to academics and will contribute to the further development in mechatronics and its related fields.


Mechanical engineering, Production engineering, System engineering, Welfare and support technology

Table of Contents

  • ICMA and NTF Lectures

    Mobility, Wearability, and Virtual Reality; the Elements of User Friendly Human Interfaces, Modern Platforms for Cooperation
    (I. Reitmaa).

    Haptics: A Key to Fast Paced Interactivity (V. Hayward).

    Human Interface and Communication

    Micromechatronics for Wearable Information Systems
    (K. Itao).

    Monitoring of the User's Vital Functions and Environment in Reima Smart Clothing Prototype
    (J. Rantanen, A. Reho, M. Tasanen, T. Karinsalo, J. Vanhala).

    Development of a Wearable Muscle Sound Sensing Unit and Application for Muscle Fatigue Measurement
    (K. Naemura, T. Inoue, K. Fujisue, H. Hosaka, K. Itao).

    A Novel Antenna System for Man-Machine Interface
    (P. Salonen, M. Keskilammi, L. Sydänheimo, M. Kivikoski).

    Wild Animals Tracking by PHS (Personal Handy phone System)
    (T. Takasaki, R. Nagato, E. Morishita, H. Higuchi, K. Ikutarou, H. Hosaka, K. Itao).

    Active Visual Feedback Using Head Mounted Display in Human Directed Manufacturing System
    (N. Depaiwa, H. Kato, Yang Y., S. Ochiai).

    Dynamics of Training Simulator for Mobile Elevating Platforms
    (E. Keskinen, M. Iltanen, T. Salonen, S. Launis, M. Cotsaftis, J. Pispala).

    On Proposal of Function-Behavior-State Framework as Refinement of EID Framework of Human-Machine Interface Design
    (Y. Lin, W.J. Zhang, L.G. Watson).

    A Graphical User Interface for Industrial Robot Programming in Non-Repetitive Tasks
    (E.J. González-Galván, E. Rivera-Bravo, R.D. González-Lizcano, O.A. Garay-Molina, V.H. Miranda-Gómez).

    Human Support Technology

    Development of a Micro Manipulator for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
    (K. Harada, K. Masamune, I. Sakuma, N. Yahagi, T. Dohi, H. Iseki, K. Takakura).

    LAN Based 3D Digital Ultrasound Imaging System for Neurosurgery
    (Y. Tanaka, K. Masamune, O. Schorr, N. Hata, H. Iseki, Y. Muragaki, T. Dohi, I. Sakuma).

    A Powered Wheelchair Controlled by EMG Signals from Neck Muscles
    (H. Seki, T. Takatsu, Y. Kamiya, M. Hikizu, M. Maekawa).

    Autonomous Mobile Robot for Carrying Food Trays to the Aged and Disabled (T. Maruyama, M. Yamazaki).

    A New Force Limitation Mechanism for Risk Reduction in Human / Robot Contact
    (N. Tejima).

    Development and Motion Control of a Wearable Human Assisting Robot for Nursing Use
    (T. Koyama, M.Q. Feng, T. Tanaka).

    Development of an Active Orthosis for Knee Motion by Using Pneumatic Actuators
    (S. Kawamura, T. Yonezawa, K. Fujimoto, Y. Hayakawa, T. Isaka, S.R. Pandian).

    Gait Improvement by Power-Assisted Walking Support Device
    (S. Egawa, Y. Nemoto, A. Koseki, T. Ishii, M.G. Fujie).

    A Horseback Riding Therapy System Using Virtual Reality and Parallel Mechanism
    (H. Kitano, T. Kawaguchi, Y. Urano, O. Sekine).

    Development of a Driving-Support System for Reducing Ride Discomfort of Passenger Cars
    (F. Wang, S. Chonan, H. Inooka).

    Characteristic Mapping of Stance Posture Control Systems from a Control Engineering Standpoint
    (M. Kikuchi, M. Shiraishi).

    Actuator and Control

    Micro Actuator with Two Piezoelectric Elements Placed at Right Angles
    (S. Matsuda, T. Matsuo, M. Ueyama).

    Study on Driving Force of Vibrational Friction Motor
    (S. Kuroda, S. Kuramoto, K. Taguchi, H. Hosaka, K. Kakuta, K. Itao).

    Design of Ultrasonic Motor for Driving Spherical Surface
    (S. Shimoda, M. Ueyama, S. Matsuda, T. Matsuo, K. Sasaki, K. Itao).

    Development of Master-Slave System for Magnetic Levitation
    (N. Tsuda, N. Kato, Y. Nomura, H. Matsui).

    Precise Positioning of Optical Fibers Using Stick-Slip Vibration
    (N. Nagaki, T. Suzuki, H. Hosaka, K. Itao).

    Simulative Experiment on Precise Tracking for High-Density Optical Storage Using a Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy Tip
    (T. Hirota, Y. Takahashi, T. Ohkubo, H. Hosaka, K. Itao, H. Osumi, Y. Mitsuoka, K. Nakajima).

    Independence / Cooperative Remote Control Support System for Aerial Photographing
    (M. Miwa, H. Kojima, R. Kaneko).

    Control Strategies for Hydraulic Joint Servo Actuators for Mobile Robotic Applications
    (J. Grabbel, M. Ivantysynova).

    Integration of Micro-Mechatronics in Automotive Applications Using Environmentally Accepted Materials
    (F. Ansorge, K-F. Becker, B. Michel, R. Leutenbauer, V. Großer, R. Aschenbrenner, H. Reichl).

    Vision and Sensing

    Robust Estimation of Position and Orientation of Machine Vision Cameras
    (J. Viitanen).

    Deflection Compensation of Flexible Manipulators Using Machine Vision and Neural Networks
    (I.Koskinen, J.Mielikäinen, H.Handroos, H. Kälviäinen, P. Toivonen).

    Camera Calibration in Machine Automation
    (M. Kutila, J. Korpinen, J. Viitanen).

    Real Time Machine Vision System in Micromanipulator Control
    (J. Korpinen, P. Kallio, J. Viitanen).

    Object Tracking by Fusing Distance and Image Information
    (K. Hara, K. Umeda).

    Face Detection and Face Direction Estimation Using Color and Shape Features
    (Y. Araki, N. Shimada, Y. Shirai).

    Contour Based Hierarchical Part Decomposition Method for Human Body Motion Analysis from Video Sequence
    (K. Koara, A. Nishikawa, F. Miyazaki).

    Man Chasing Robot by an Environment Recognition Using Stereo Vision
    (Y. Sawano, J. Miura, Y. Shirai).

    Using Desktop OCR and Adaptive Preprocessing for Recognizing Text on Extruded Surfaces
    (J. Uusitalo).

    Road Surface Sensor Using IR Moisture Sensor
    (M. Ikegami, K. Ikeda, Y. Murakami, N. Watanabe, K. Isodad, D. Tsutsumi, M. Nami).

    Development of a System for Measuring Structural Damping Coefficients
    (H. Yamakawa, H. Hosaka, H. Osumi, K. Itao).


    Development of an Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand System
    (K. Ohnishi, Y. Saito).

    Design of a Humanoid Hand for Human Friendly Robotics Applications
    (N. Fukaya, S. Toyama, T. Asfour, R. Dillmann).

    Humanoid Robot DB(S. Kotosaka, T. Shibata, S. Schaal).

    Teleoperation Master Arm System with Gripping Operation Devices
    (H. Hasunuma, H. Kagaya, M. Koyama, J. Fujimori, F. Mifune, H. Moriyama, M. Kobayashi, T. Itoko, S. Tachi).

    Stable Grasping and Posture Control for a Pair of Robot Fingers with Soft Tips
    (K. Tahara, M. Yamaguchi, P.T.A. Nguyen, H-Y. Han, S. Arimoto).

    An Implementation of Chopsticks Handling Task by a Multi-fingered Robotic Hand
    (H. Sugiuchi, H. Yagi).

    Stability Map for Graspless Manipulation Planning
    (Y. Aiyama, T. Arai).

    Motion Planning and Control Method of Dexterous Manipulation Utilizing a Simulation System for a Multi-fingered Robotic Hand
    (C.-S. Hwang, T. Hirota, K. Sasaki).

    Distributed Control of Hyper-redundant Manipulator with Expansion and Contraction Motion for Obstacle Avoidance
    (K. Inoue, A. Okuda, H. Tani, T. Arai, Y. Mae).

    Inverse Kinematics Analysis of a Parallel Redundant Manipulator by Means of Differential Evolution
    (W. Huapeng, H. Handroos).

    Polishing Robot with Human Friendly Joystick Teaching System
    (F. Nagata, K. Watanabe).

    Development of High Precision Mounting Robot with Fine Motion Mechanism: Design and Control of the Fine Motion Mechanism
    (A. Omari, A. Ming, S. Nakamura, S. Masuda, C. Kanamori, M. Kajitani).

    Development of Three Dimensional Measuring System for Making Precise Patterns on Curved Suface Using Laser Drawing
    (C.S. Park, K. Iwata, T. Arai, Y. Murata, S. Omori, T. Hamamoto).

    Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation Based on Wide Angle Vision Sensor with Fovea
    (S. Shimizu, Y. Suematsu, T. Matsuba, S. Ichiki, K. Sumida, J. Yang).

    Dead Reckoning of Multi-legged Robot -Error Analysis-
    (T. Masuda, Y. Mae, T. Arai, K. Inoue).

    Design and Manufacturing System

    User Friendly Environment for the R&D of Controllers in Heavy Machinery
    (T. Virvalo, M. Linjama, V. Aaltonen, M. Kivikoski).

    User Oriented Definition of Product Requirements within Mechatronic Engineering
    (M. Gerst, H. Gierhardt, T. Braun).

    A Friendly Open PC-Based Working Frame for Controlling Automatic Re-Configurable Assembly Cells
    (J.L.M. Lastra, R. Tuokko).

    Strategic Management of Adaptive, Distributed, Development of a Mechatronic Product
    (V. Salminen, B. Pillai).

    Development of Adaptive Production System to Market Uncertainty -Autonomous Mobile Robot System-
    (M. Hanai, H. Hibi, T. Nakasai, K. Kawamura, H. Terada).

    In-process Visualization of Machining State with Sensor-based Simulation to Support the Recognition Ability of Operators
    (K. Teramoto, M. Onosato)

    Mediator-Based Modeling of Factory Workers and Their Motions in the Framework of Info-Ergonomics
    (H. Arisawa, S. Imai).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2001
  • Published: April 11, 2001
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534190
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444506498

About the Authors

Masaharu Takano

Affiliations and Expertise

Kansai University, Japan

Eiji Arai

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka University, Japan

Tatsuo Arai

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka University, Japan

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