Realization and Safety Measures of Patient Transfer by Nursing-Care Assistant Robot RIBA with Tactile Sensors
Toshiharu Mukai*, Shinya Hirano*, Hiromichi Nakashima*,
Yuki Sakaida*, and Shijie Guo**
*RIKEN RTC, 2271-130 Anagahora, Shimoshidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya 463-0003, Japan
**SR Laboratory, Tokai Rubber Industries, 1 Higashi 3-chome, Komaki, Aichi 485-8550, Japan
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