Development of a VR-based Manipulation System for Dual-arm Robots

Chun Wei Chen, Shu Ling Cheng, Chun Hsu Ko, Kuu Young Young

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Following its applications on reception, space exploration, health care, and others, the dual-arm robot is employed for industrial automation more intensively these days. With a human-like two-arm structure of high degrees of freedom, it should be a strong competitor for industrial tasks of high complexity. However, up to date, its deployment is still far behind the traditional single-arm robot manipulator. It may be partially due to its higher price and larger installation space. Meanwhile, the lack of proper methods or devices to deal with task planning and teaching that usually involves robot motions of more than 10 DOF is also influential. Motivated by it, in this paper, we propose a novel manipulation system for the industrial dual-arm robot manipulator using virtual reality (VR). Especially, we propose taking advantage of the similarity between the dual-arm robot and human arm and come up with a human-like path planner, with an intention to incorporate that of human into robot path planning. In addition, we also furnish the system with several assistive tools, including that for physical behavior emulation and self-collision detection. Simulations based on realistic environments are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed manipulation system, along with the questionnaires to evaluate user's responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1955-1960
Number of pages6
Volume2020-October
ISBN (Electronic)9781728185262
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 11 Oct 202014 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period11/10/2014/10/20

Keywords

  • Dual-arm robot
  • Manipulation
  • Virtual reality

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Development of a VR-based Manipulation System for Dual-arm Robots'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this