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A Gesture-Based Teleoperation System for Compliant Robot Motion

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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, Liaoning Province, China
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SoftLab, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(24), 5290; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9245290
Received: 11 October 2019 / Revised: 23 November 2019 / Accepted: 29 November 2019 / Published: 4 December 2019
Currently, the gesture-based teleoperation system cannot generate precise and compliant robot motions because human motions have the characteristics of uncertainty and low-resolution. In this paper, a novel, gesture-based teleoperation system for compliant robot motion is proposed. By using the left hand as the commander and the right hand as a positioner, different operation modes and scaling ratios can be tuned on-the-fly to meet the accuracy and efficiency requirements. Moreover, a vibration-based force feedback system was developed to provide the operator with a telepresence capability. The pick-and-place and peg-in-hole tasks were used to test the effectiveness of the teleoperation system we developed. The experiment results prove that the gesture-based teleoperation system is effective at handling compliant robot motions. View Full-Text
Keywords: gesture-based teleoperation; robotic assembly; force feedback; compliant robot motion gesture-based teleoperation; robotic assembly; force feedback; compliant robot motion
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Zhang, W.; Cheng, H.; Zhao, L.; Hao, L.; Tao, M.; Xiang, C. A Gesture-Based Teleoperation System for Compliant Robot Motion. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 5290.

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