A Study on Real-Time Detection of Interacting Motion Intention for Perception-Assist with an Upper-Limb Wearable Power-Assist Robot

Kazuo Kiguchi, Manosha Chathuramali

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Abstract

Assisting aging or disabled people is a vital problem in today's world, due to various reasons. For this purpose, wearable power-assist robots have been proposed to assist their activities of daily living. However, in some cases there are users not only motor ability, but also sensory ability is deteriorated. In such case, the user might not be able to perceive the environment properly. As a result of that, the user might not be able to interact with other people correctly and timely. This paper presents a method to estimate interacting motion intention for perception-assist with an upper-limb wearable power-assist robot. In this method, interacting motion intention is identified using visual information taken from the wearable camera. Motions classifier is trained to identify a similar motion early to assist the perception of the user. An experiment is carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method. A framework is suggested to identify the motion intention in real-time, by combing the existing descriptors, in terms of computational time and accuracy. Based on the results obtained by the visual information, user's motion is suggested to be modified by the power-assist wearable robot to assist the perception of the user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages900-905
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666500
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: Oct 7 2018Oct 10 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
CountryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period10/7/1810/10/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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