JRM Vol.22 No.3 pp. 301-307
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2010.p0301


Truly-Tender-Tailed Tag-Playing Robot Interface Through Friendly Amusing Mobile Function

Takafumi Matsumaru, Yasutada Horiuchi, Kosuke Akai,
and Yuichi Ito

Bio-Robotics & Human-Mechatronics Laboratory, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Naka, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan

October 14, 2009
February 15, 2010
June 20, 2010
step-on interface, human-robot interaction, friendly amusing mobile, projection, truly-tender-tailed tag-playing robot (T-cube tag player)

To expand use of the mobile robot Step-On Interface (SOI), originally targeting maintenance, training, and recovery of human physical and cognitive functions, we introduce a “Truly-Tender-Tailed” (T3, pronounced tee-cube) tag-playing robot as a “Friendly Amusing Mobile” (FAM) function. Displaying a previously prepared bitmap (BMP) image and speeding up display make it easy to design button placement and other screen parameters using a painting software package. The BMP-image scope matrix simplifies step detection and recognition and the motion trajectory design editor facilitates robot behavior design.

Cite this article as:
T. Matsumaru, Y. Horiuchi, K. Akai, and <. Ito, “Truly-Tender-Tailed Tag-Playing Robot Interface Through Friendly Amusing Mobile Function,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.22, No.3, pp. 301-307, 2010.
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