Motoki Shino

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Gaze estimation is a key technology to understand a person's interests and intents, and it is becoming more popular in daily situations such as driving scenarios. Wearable gaze estimation devices are use for long periods of time, therefore non-active sources are not desirable from a safety point of view. Gaze estimation that does not rely on active source,(More)
In this paper, we describe the motion control for a personal mobility robot (PMR) that is a wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle. The structure of the PMR consists of a seat slider and two independent leg wheels attached on either side; this enables the driver to mount the PMR by changing the vehicle's height from the squatting position to the standing(More)
The Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance (PerMMA) is a recently developed personal assistance robot developed to provide people with disabilities and older adults enhanced assistance in both mobility and manipulation, which are two fundamental components for independently activities of daily life performing, community participation, and quality of(More)
The authors propose the use of micro-electric vehicles called " silver vehicles " (SV) as mobility devices for older drivers who have difficulty driving automobiles. Previous reports have described research on characteristics of the elderly, proposed the SV concept and evaluated it in townmobility field tests. This report addresses feasibility of the SV(More)
The authors describe a mechanical design and control strategy for an inverted pendulum type robotic wheelchair. The structure of the wheelchair consists of a seat slider and two rotary links between the wheels and tires on either side. In addition, the integrated control is based on a linear-quadratic regulator consisting of a gravity-center control stage(More)
This article describes the scope of vehicle dynamics control application on micro-scale electric vehicle for enhancing its active safety. The use of in-wheel-motor control in various control objectives as active safety devices are stated in the paper. In the first half of the paper, the control systems for enhancing vehicle dynamics are described. The(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes the development of a mobile base for the Personal Mobility and Manipulation Appliance Generation II (PerMMA Gen II robotic wheelchair), an obstacle-climbing wheelchair able to move in structured and unstructured environments, and to climb over curbs as high as 8 inches. The mechanical, electrical, and software systems of the(More)