Force Masking Humanoid Robot System
Chyon Hae Kim*, Kenta Yonekura**, and Shigeki Sugano**
*Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd., Japan
**Waseda University, Japan
This force masking humanoid robot system had been developed for a psychological experiment that confirms the rhythmic modalities required by humans when they play rope turning with a robot. Although a person feels many types of rhythms in physical rhythmic cooperation with a robot, what rhythms are required for the cooperation had not been investigated yet. This system is an effective tool to investigate the effectiveness of the force rhythm in physical cooperations.
-  C. H. Kim, K. Yonekura, H. Tsujino, and S. Sugano, “Physical Control of the Rotation of a Flexible Object – Rope Turning with a Humanoid Robot,” Advanced Robotics, Vol.25, pp. 491-506, 2011.
-  K. Yonekura, C. H. Kim, K. Nakadai, H. Tsujino, and S. Sugano, “Rhythmic Reference of a Human while a Rope Turning Task,” In Proc. of the ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 289-290, Mar. 2011.