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JRM Vol.20 No.6 pp. 872-879
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0872
(2008)

Paper:

Development of a Virtual Arm Wrestling System for Force Display Communication Analysis

Takashi Yamada* and Tomio Watanabe**

*Faculty of Education, Kagawa University, 1-1 Saiwai-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa 760-8522, Japan

**Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering, Okayama Prefectural University, 111 Kuboki, Soja, Okayama 719-1197, Japan

Received:
March 12, 2008
Accepted:
June 4, 2008
Published:
December 20, 2008
Keywords:
force display communication, virtual arm wrestling, virtual human, friendly human interface, peripheral skin temperature
Abstract

The virtual arm wrestling system prototype we propose for force display communication analysis uses a 5-DOF force display system with 4 air cylinders and a force sensor we developed for virtual human affect display and interaction based on nonverbal human behavior and physiological measurement in arm wrestling. We evaluated the relationship between force display and a physiological index of peripheral finger skin temperature associated with circulation dynamics responding to forced action. We confirmed the system’s effectiveness in analyzing force display communication.

Cite this article as:
Takashi Yamada and Tomio Watanabe, “Development of a Virtual Arm Wrestling System for Force Display Communication Analysis,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.6, pp. 872-879, 2008.
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