The Mechanical Design of a Humanoid Robot with Flexible Skin Sensor for use in Psychiatric Therapy

dc.contributor.authorBurns, Alecen_US
dc.contributor.authorTadesse, Yonasen_US
dc.contributor.editorBarCohen, Y.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T18:12:38Z
dc.date.available2015-01-12T18:12:38Z
dc.date.created2014-03-08
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, a humanoid robot is presented for ultimate use in the rehabilitation of children with mental disorders, such as autism. Creating affordable and efficient humanoids could assist the therapy in psychiatric disability by offering multimodal communication between the humanoid and humans. Yet, the humanoid development needs a seamless integration of artificial muscles, sensors, controllers and structures. We have designed a human-like robot that has 15 DOF, 580 mm tall and 925 mm arm span using a rapid prototyping system. The robot has a human-like appearance and movement. Flexible sensors around the arm and hands for safe human-robot interactions, and a two-wheel mobile platform for maneuverability are incorporated in the design. The robot has facial features for illustrating human-friendly behavior. The mechanical design of the robot and the characterization of the flexible sensors are presented. Comprehensive study on the upper body design, mobile base, actuators selection, electronics, and performance evaluation are included in this paper.en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBurns, Alec, and Yonas Tadesse. 2014. "The mechanical design of a humanoid robot with flexible skin sensor for use in psychiatric therapy." In Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9056: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPED), edited by Yoseph Bar-Cohen, 90562H-1 to -11. SPIE.
dc.identifier.issn0277-786Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/4254
dc.identifier.volume9056en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2046470en_US
dc.rights©2014 SPIEen_US
dc.source.journalProceedings of SPIEen_US
dc.subjectRobotsen_US
dc.subjectThree-dimensional printingen_US
dc.subjectAutistic childrenen_US
dc.subjectHumanoidsen_US
dc.subjectHuman robot interactionen_US
dc.titleThe Mechanical Design of a Humanoid Robot with Flexible Skin Sensor for use in Psychiatric Therapyen_US
dc.type.genrearticleen_US

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