Development of Game-Robot
Mitsumasa Yoda and Yasuhito Shiota
The Institute of Vocational Education, Rehabilitation Engineering, 4-1-1 Hashimotodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229, Japan
Currently, it is hoped that a robot, which can work together with humans or directly for humans, will be developed because of changing societal needs. Therefore, a robot environment as a human peripheral is necessary. Some of its functions must provide intimacy with humans. The main purpose of this study was to develop a robot to work with humans with the task of playing a game. We developed the robot that plays a game with a human; the robot is called GAME-ROBOT and is a human-intimate robot. Under the development conditions of, (1) human intimate robot, (2) use of existing game articles, and (3) elimination of noise and vibrations, we constructed the system of GAME-ROBOT. Its configuration includes image processing, robot mechanisms operated in space, and main processing with game process routine. After the initial development of GAMEROBOT was able to play a game with human without problems of item in the processing system.
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