Toshiro Noritsugu

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In this study, in order to realize an assist of independent life for the elderly or people in need of care and relieve a physical burden for care worker, an active support splint driven by pneumatic soft actuator (ASSIST) has been developed. ASSIST consists of a plastic interface with the palm and arm and two rotary-type soft actuators put in both sides of(More)
This paper presents a visual feedback control scheme for a nonholonomic cart without capabilities for dead reckoning. A camera is mounted on the cart and it observes cues attached on the environment. The dynamics of the cart are transformed into a coordinate system in the image plane. An imagebased controller which linearizes the dynamics is proposed. Since(More)
In this study, we aim at developing a mechanical device to support human rehabilitation motion of their wrist joint instead of a physiotherapist. Pneumatic parallel manipulator is introduced as a mechanical equipment from a view that pneumatic actuators bring minute force control property owing to the air compressibility and parallel manipulator's feature(More)
Absfracf-The goal of this study is to develop a mechanical system which display elastic characteristic like stiffness on the surface of human body aiming at applying to palpation simulator. Pneumatic parallel manipulator is employed as a driving mechanism, consequently, it brings capability of minute force displaying property owing to the air(More)
Many kinds of power assist device have been developed, and are driven with various actuators such as an electric motor, a hydraulic cylinder and so on. By using the exoskeleton, a high generated torque actuator can be introduced. An assist performance of these devices becomes high. On the other hand, a realization of exoskeleton which has the same D.O.F of(More)
We propose a technology for manipulating the position and orientation of an object in a contactless manner over an extended range. This technology involves multiple ejectors that stream jets of compressed air onto an object from various directions. By regulating the air jet directions and flow rates, the object can be actively “force closured”(More)