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JRM Vol.16 No.4 pp. 355-361
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2004.p0355
(2004)

Paper:

Torque Planning of a New Golf-Swing Robot to Emulate Skillful Golfers

Soichiro Suzuki

Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, 165 Koen-cho, Kitami, Hokkaido 090-8507, Japan

Received:
November 11, 2003
Accepted:
July 13, 2004
Published:
August 20, 2004
Keywords:
golf-swing robot, motion control, skill of golfer, torque planning, whole-body motion
Abstract

The performance of golf clubs and balls is often evaluated by using a golf-swing robot. However, the evaluation is not reliable, because the robot cannot swing a golf club like a skillful golfer. In this study, a new golf-swing robot that can adjust its motion to the characteristics of individual golf clubs by emulating a skillful golfer is investigated analytically and experimentally. The wrist is released freely, and the shoulder is controlled by a torque plan that considers the effect of the whole-body motion of a golfer. Thus, this robot can emulate skillful golfers and perform highly reliable evaluations of golf clubs. In this paper, validity of the torque planning of the shoulder is analytically and experimentally investigated.

Cite this article as:
Soichiro Suzuki, “Torque Planning of a New Golf-Swing Robot to Emulate Skillful Golfers,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.16, No.4, pp. 355-361, 2004.
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