JRM Vol.34 No.5 pp. 956-964
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0956


Development of Air Hockey Robot with High-Speed Vision and High-Speed Wrist

Koichiro Tadokoro, Shotaro Fukuda, and Akio Namiki

Chiba University
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan

March 31, 2022
July 6, 2022
October 20, 2022
air hockey robot, high-speed vision, human-robot interaction

Our research group has developed an air hockey robot with high-speed vision capable of visual recognition at 500 Hz, which exceeds that of humans. Although this robot uses high-speed vision to increase its reaction speed and improve its performance, it has a low speed to compete with humans because its hand speed is still not sufficiently fast. In this study, a high-speed wrist rotation mechanism using a direct drive motor was introduced to the air hockey robot to improve the hitting speed through the snapping motion of the wrist. Furthermore, we developed a hitting motion algorithm that utilizes high-speed visual feedback. The effectiveness of the proposed system was verified experimentally. The proposed system exhibits an improved motion performance.

Overview of robot arm

Overview of robot arm

Cite this article as:
K. Tadokoro, S. Fukuda, and A. Namiki, “Development of Air Hockey Robot with High-Speed Vision and High-Speed Wrist,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34 No.5, pp. 956-964, 2022.
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