1P1-E15 空気圧ゴム人工筋を用いた外骨格型握力増幅グローブの開発  [in Japanese] 1P1-E15 Development of Grip Amplified Glove with Exoskeletal Structure using Pneumatic Artificial Rubber Muscle  [in Japanese]

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Recently, many power-assist robots have been developed to support and amplify human muscle strength. These robots are expected to use in various fields such as medical welfare, rescue, agriculture, physical labor in the factory and so on. In these activities, one hand is always in active to accomplish the task. Therefore, the hand assist device is useful. There are several researches to assist the hand. Pneumatic actuators are used because of high power weight ratio and light in weight. However, the degree of freedom (Dof) is yet to be enough. In this paper, a grip amplified glove using bi-articular driving mechanism is proposed and developed. Pneumatic artificial rubber muscles (PARM) are used as the actuator. The glove has totally 10 Dofs. The glove has the feature that the electrical sensors are away from the wearable part. Therefore, the glove is environmentally-resistant. The effectiveness of the glove is demonstrated experimentally.

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  • The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec)

    The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec) 2009(0), _1P1-E15_1-_1P1-E15_4, 2009

    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

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