JRM Vol.4 No.4 pp. 343-348
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1992.p0343

Development Report:

Development of Anthropomorphic Robot Arm (Mark-2)

Yuji Maeda

Robotics Department, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, 1-2 Namiki, Tsukuba, lbaraki, 305 Japan

February 18, 1992
March 31, 1992
August 20, 1992

The development of a robot with comprehensive intelligence is being promoted as part of a national project entitled “Research and Development of Advanced Robots Technology”. In particular, there is a demand for a high technology remote control robot for use nuclear power plants, undersea operations for ocean exploitation, and fire=fighting. In order to meet this demand, research is being directed towards the developing the technology for controlling a master unit to detect the hand and arm movements of the operator and a slave unit so that those movements can be duplicated according to command signals from the master. In this paper, we report on the development of a human arm and hand, a master arm which uses a potentiometer, and an anthropomorphic five-fingered slave robot arm (Mark-2) which has the form and functions of the human upper limb. In addition, we present its control equipment and an evaluation of its operation.

Cite this article as:
Yuji Maeda, “Development of Anthropomorphic Robot Arm (Mark-2),” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.4, No.4, pp. 343-348, 1992.
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