The Mechatronic Design of a Human-like Robot Head
In this paper the design concept as well as the constructed human-like robot head is introduced. Main goal of the head design is the support of an adequate human machine interaction. Therefore, our robots head should be able to support non-verbally communication based on facial expressions but should also have the skills to observe the intention of a human operator. Based on experience done with a graphical simulation system, the artificial skin movement is examined to express specific facial expressions. These results lead to the basic for the mechanical head design. In the paper also the neck design and the new eye construction is presented. At the end of the paper the sensor system and the control architecture of the head is introduced.
KeywordsFacial Expression Action Unit Humanoid Robot Human Neck Artificial Skin
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