Biped humanoid robot capable of being used as human motion simulator

Hideki Kondo*, Yu Ogura, Hiroyuki Aikawa, Kazushi Shimomura, Akitoshi Morishima, Hun Ok Lim, Atsuo Takanishi

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In the aging society, more effective rehabilitation/welfare instruments to support seniors and disabled persons are required. However, it becomes difficult the evaluation of such instruments for safety reasons. Therefore, we suggest the use of a humanoid robot, which is able to display human motions, instead of a human to evaluate such instruments as an experimental subject. The use of robots for measurement purposes is safe and gives us the quantitative data for improving rehabilitation/ welfare instruments. Recently, we have developed the new humanoid robot as a human motion simulator, WABIAN-2. This robot can walk autonomously with the knees stretched like a human by using waist motion, and also it can walk by physically interacting with a walk-assist machine. In this paper, the experiments are focused verifying if the WABAIN-2 can be considered as a human motion simulator to move a walk-assist machine while walking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental Robotics
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
EditorsOussama Khatib, Vijay Kumar, Daniela Rus
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
ISSN (Print)1610-7438
ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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