Mobility Support System for Personal Mobility Vehicles
Taro Fujikawa*, Makiko Ishikawa**, and Shuro Nakajima***
*Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University
5 Senju Asahi-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-8551, Japan
**Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University
27 Waseda-chyo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0042, Japan
***Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University
930 Sakaedani, Wakayama-city 640-8510, Japan
The mobility support system (MSS) that we propose expands the field of activities of personal mobility vehicles (PMVs). The system consists of a server, an ultrasonic wave (UW) system that provides self-localization in facilities, and an infrared ray (IR) system that supports passing through narrow spaces in facilities such as station ticket wickets for PMVs. Results of experiments confirmed the feasibility of the system.
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