Development and evaluation of a fingertip operated joystick

Konferenz: ISR 2018 - 50th International Symposium on Robotics
20.06.2018 - 21.06.2016 in München, Germany

Tagungsband: ISR 2018

Seiten: 8Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Suzuki, Satoru; Matsuhira, Nobuto (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan)
Shimada, Tsutomu; Shimada, Shintaro (Technotools Corp. Tokyo, Japan)

Electric wheelchairs fitted with robotic arms would help physically disabled people in their daily lives. The aim of this study is to design a suitable device that can operate a robotic arm. It is desirable that the joystick can operate in six directions intuitively, in each of the three dimensional axes X, Y and Z as well as roll, pitch, and yaw directions. The joystick was small enough to be fingertip-operated via two tri-axial force sensors to control a robotic arm. The robotic arm was able to operate in all six of the desired directions, and its performance was evaluated by computer simulation.