Neuro-Fuzzy Control of Power-Assist Omnidirectional Wheelchair Using Human-Friendly Touch Panel
Kazuhiko Terashima*, Hideo Kitagawa**, Takanori Miyoshi*, Sou Kitamura*, and Juan Urbano*
*Toyohashi University of Technology
1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
**Gifu National College of Technology
2236-2, Kamimakuwa, Motosu, Gifu 501-0495, Japan
An omnidirectional power-assist wheelchair must be adaptable to needs of individual attendants. We modified our neuro-fuzzy controller to improve diagonal movements. We also developed an innovative touch panel interface providing easy real-time input and feedback. Experiments confirmed the wheelchair’s adaptability to user needs.
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