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IJAT Vol.8 No.2 pp. 186-192
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2014.p0186
(2014)

Paper:

Meal-Assistance Robot Using Ultrasonic Motor with Eye Interface

Kanya Tanaka*, Shenglin Mu**, and Shota Nakashima*

*Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, 2-16-1 Tokiwadai, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8611, Japan

**Department of Electronic Control, Hiroshima National College of Maritime Technology, 4272-1 Higashino, Osakikamijima-cho, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima 725-0231, Japan

Received:
October 21, 2013
Accepted:
February 18, 2014
Published:
March 5, 2014
Keywords:
meal-assistance robot, ultrasonic motor, eye interface
Abstract

This paper proposes a meal-assistance robot that uses ultrasonic motors (USMs) and an eye-interface. The proposed robot is designed with simple manipulators moving in orthogonal coordinate axes to avoid unsafe motion and vibration. With the application of USMs, the proposed robot has excellent features. In particular, because it does not interfere with other electronic devices, the proposed robot is satisfactory choice for medical and welfare facilities. Moreover, the proposed robot is designed to be controlled with an eyeinterface, which makes this robot much easier to use than previous models. The structure of the robot is introduced and its effectiveness is confirmed by experiments.

Cite this article as:
K. Tanaka, S. Mu, and S. Nakashima, “Meal-Assistance Robot Using Ultrasonic Motor with Eye Interface,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.8, No.2, pp. 186-192, 2014.
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