Human interaction with passive assistive robots

Peng Pan*, Kevin M. Lynch, Michael A. Peshkin, J. Edward Colgate

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Abstract

We are studying the use of programmable constraint machines for rehabilitation and as assistive devices in materials handling. In this paper we describe initial experiments in human interaction with a two-joint passive programmable constraint device, or cobot. The user grasps the manipulandum at a handle, and the manipulandum implements a smooth, hard, low friction constraint curve. Initial experiments in reaching tasks subject to such a constraint show that subjects apply significant forces against the constraint, in a manner dependent on the movement speed and constraint shape. These forces can be broken into passive forces (due simply to the dynamics of the human arm) and forces actively generated by the muscles. Some motor adaptation is also evident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
Pages264-268
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2005Jul 1 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/28/057/1/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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