A brief review on upper extremity robotic exoskeleton systems

R. A R C Gopura, Kazuo Kiguchi, D. S V Bandara

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Abstract

Robotic exoskeleton systems are one of the highly active areas in recent robotic research. These systems have been developed significantly to be used for the human power augmentation, robotic rehabilitation, human power assist, and haptic interaction in virtual reality. Unlike the robots used in industry, the robotic exoskeleton systems should be designed with special consideration since they directly interact with human user. In the mechanical design of these systems, movable ranges, safety, comfort wearing, low inertia, and adaptability should be especially considered. Controllability, responsiveness, flexible and smooth motion generation, and safety should especially be considered in the controllers of exoskeleton systems. Furthermore, the controller should generate the motions in accordance with the human motion intention. This paper briefly reviews the upper extremity robotic exoskeleton systems. In the short review, it is focused to identify the brief history, basic concept, challenges, and future development of the robotic exoskeleton systems. Furthermore, key technologies of upper extremity exoskeleton systems are reviewed by taking state-of-the-art robot as examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 6th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 2011 - Conference Proceedings
Pages346-351
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 6th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 2011 - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: Aug 16 2011Aug 19 2011

Other

Other2011 6th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 2011
CountrySri Lanka
CityKandy
Period8/16/118/19/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Gopura, R. A. R. C., Kiguchi, K., & Bandara, D. S. V. (2011). A brief review on upper extremity robotic exoskeleton systems. In 2011 6th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 2011 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 346-351). [6038092] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIINFS.2011.6038092