Development of Air Hockey Robot improving with the human players - Arm control for effective quick draw taking an opponent-s eye movement into account-

Masaya Ogawa, Sota Shimizu, Takumi Kadogawa, Takumi Hashizume, Shunsuke Kudoh, Takashi Suehiro, Yoshihiro Sato, Katsushi Ikeuchi

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Abstract

This paper presents a developed Air Hockey Robot system, comprising camera unit, processing unit, and arm unit. This system performs as (1) detecting position of an Air Hockey puck from images captured using a ceil camera, (2) generating a 2-axis robot arm trajectory and (3) controlling the arm in order to shoot the puck to an opponent human player. Thus, the processing unit needs to execute three processes, i.e., image processing, trajectory generation, and arm control process. In this paper, we pay the most attention to trajectory generation process for improving the robot offensive performance. We give the robot a skill as attacking a weak point of human vision mechanism with respect to trajectory generation of the robot arm when it shoots stationary puck. In other words, the human player needs to change gaze points between the robot hand and the moving puck because the human can observe any object finely only in their central field of view, corresponding to around a fovea in spite of their quite wide field of view. Thus, we intend to plan the arm trajectory generation and control the arm as more easily the human players has a mistake caused by a time delay occurring when the human players switch their gaze point. Verification experiments, of changing speed of the puck shot from the same arm trajectory as the human players' mistake is caused easily, have been conducted using the developed Air Hockey Robot system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages3364-3369
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2011 Nov 72011 Nov 10

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period11/11/711/11/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ogawa, M., Shimizu, S., Kadogawa, T., Hashizume, T., Kudoh, S., Suehiro, T., Sato, Y., & Ikeuchi, K. (2011). Development of Air Hockey Robot improving with the human players - Arm control for effective quick draw taking an opponent-s eye movement into account-. In Proceedings: IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 3364-3369). [6119852] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2011.6119852