Development of Pneumatic Human Interface and its Application to Compliance Display
Masahiro Takaiwa and Toshiro Noritsugu
Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University, 3-1-1 Tsushimanaka Okayama Japan
The goal of this study is to develop a human interface that can display compliance for human hand aiming at the application in the field of virtual reality. Pneumatic parallel manipulator is introduced as a driving mechanism of our human interface, consequently, which yields characteristic that the manipulator works as a kind of elastic body even when its position/orientation is under the control. Using this elastic characteristic, a compliance display scheme is proposed. The validity of the proposed scheme is verified experimentally.
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