A Robot System for Remote Book Browsing

Tetsuo Tomizawa, Akihisa Ohya, Shin'ichi Yuta

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This paper describes a system which uses a mobile manipulator located in a library as a teleoperated tool for browsing books from a remote location via the Internet. In the process of developing this system, we designed and built a robot system, specially equipped for the accomplishment of browsing determined books, which is mainly categorized by 3 basic goals: (1) picking up the book by using a manipulator, (2) opening the book and (3) turning pages by a developed browsing device. Likewise, this paper also describes the human interface by the integration of Internet technologies, and summarize some considerations about the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-869
Number of pages7
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1


  • Mobile manipulator
  • Remote book browsing
  • Service Robot
  • Teleoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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