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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Intutitive Robot Control

Credit: IPA
In the future robots will learn how to move by imitating human movements. Researchers at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart, have developed a new intuitive robot controlling system based on movement imitation. With help of handheld sensor device that contains various movement sensors, also called inertial sensors, the user can control a robot arm by only moving its own arm. The researchers have developed special algorithms that fuse the data of individual sensors and identify a pattern of movement. That means the device can detect movements in free space. The new system has also numerous applications in medicine such as gait analysis and control of active protheses.  Fraunhofer will presented the new system at the Sensor+Test trade fair from June 7 – 9 in Nurenberg, Germany.

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