The technical trend of the exoskeleton robot system for human power assistance

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Abstract

The exoskeleton robot system is a brand new type of human-robot cooperation system. It fully combines human intelligence and robot power so that robot intelligence and human operator’s power are both enhanced. Therefore, it achieves a high-level performance that neither robots nor humans could achieve separately. This paper describes the basic exoskeleton concepts from biological systems to human-robot intelligent systems. It is followed by an overview of the development history of exoskeleton systems and their two main applications: human power assistance and human power augmentation. Besides the key technologies in exoskeleton systems, the research is presented from several viewpoints of the biomechanical design, system structure modeling, human-robot interaction, and control strategy.

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Exoskeleton robot system Wearable robot system Human power assistive system Human-robot cooperation system Human-robot interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heedon Lee
    • 1
  • Wansoo Kim
    • 1
  • Jungsoo Han
    • 2
  • Changsoo Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringHanyang UniversityAnsan, Gyeonggi-doRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Dept. of Mechanical System EngineeringHansung UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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