Proposed system of unlocking potentially hazardous function of robot based on verbal communication

Toshihiro Nishizawa, Kazuki Kishita, Yosuke Takano, Yoshihiro Fujita, Shin'ichi Yuta

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Abstract

When a user is about to use a new function on a robot or machinery, the user is required to: 1) understand the rules regarding the use of the function, and 2) confirm that the environment, in which the robot or machinery is operating, is suitable for the use of the new function. Failure to confirm these requirements may lead to higher accident rates, creating potentially hazardous conditions for the user. However, recognizing the level of understanding of the user and the operation condition is difficult. Therefore, we propose a method to reduce the potentially hazardous condition due to unawareness of the users by verbally communicating with the users. The new function will be initially locked, and it can only be unlocked after the user verbally confirms with the robot that he or she understands the rules and the conditions. A system was built to test the method, and experiment with users was conducted. The observational result and the following questionnaire showed effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011
Pages1208-1213
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2011 Dec 202011 Dec 22

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period11/12/2011/12/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Nishizawa, T., Kishita, K., Takano, Y., Fujita, Y., & Yuta, S. (2011). Proposed system of unlocking potentially hazardous function of robot based on verbal communication. In 2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011 (pp. 1208-1213). [6147621] (2011 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/SII.2011.6147621