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Nabeshima, Cota (CYBERDYNE Inc.), Kawamoto, Hiroaki (University of Tsukuba), Sankai, Yoshiyuki (University of Tsukuba)

Strength Testing Machines for Wearable Walking Assistant Robots based on Risk Assessment of Robot Suit HAL

Scheduled for presentation during the Interactive Session "Interactive Session WeB-3" (WeB310), Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 11:30−12:00, Ballroom D

2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 14-18, 2012, RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on December 12, 2017

Keywords Robot Safety, Risk Management, Rehabilitation Robotics

Abstract

The safety of wearable walking assistant robots (W2ARs) is expected to be guaranteed as they are spreading. From our experience of the risk assessments on Robot Suit HAL, we assume that the mechanical angle stoppers and appropriate assembling are inherent safety measures for the W2ARs. These measures prevent the hazardous situations: excess assistance and collision with floor or wall. In this paper, we develop the testing machines to prove their strength. They have the weights imitating a leg or a whole body and simulate cyclic impulsive load during walking by exploiting free fall. We hope this paper helps to develop safer W2ARs and to establish safety standards of the W2ARs.

 

 

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