his.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
DESIGN OF A HUMANOID NECK MOVEMENTS AND EYE-EXPRESSIONS MECHANISMS
University of Skövde, School of Technology and Society.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project aims to design and construct a 3D CAD model of a humanoid robot head; this means the mechanisms that simulate the motions of the neck, the eyes and the eyelids. The project was developed in collaboration with Cognition and Interaction Laboratory at the University of Skövde.

From the literature review, it was found that most of the humanoid robots at the market are able to perform neck movements. The problem is that the neck motions today are not smooth as human neck and the movements of face details, such as the eyes and the mouth, are less developed. Only robots created for interaction research between human and robots allows for face expressions. However, the rest of the bodies of such robots are not as well developed as the face. The conclusion is that there is no humanoid robot that presents a full expression face and a well-developed body.

This project presents new mechanical concepts for how to provide smooth humanoid neck motions as well as how to show expressions of the robots face. Three parts of the humanoid heads: the neck, the eyes and the eyelids were investigated. By examining different mechanical concepts used today two types of mechanisms were found: parallel and serial. In the neck the serial mechanism was chosen because the motion obtained is smoother. The eyes and the eyelids were designed with a serial mechanism due to the limitations of the space in the head. The three parts were built in to a 3D CAD program in order to test the entire head mechanism. This results in a head mechanism that enables smooth motion of the neck and provides enough degrees of freedom to simulate feelings due to eye expressions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 91 p.
Keyword [en]
HUMANOID ROBOT HEAD
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6094OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6094DiVA: diva2:538540
Subject / course
Product Design Engineering
Educational program
Product Design Engineer
Presentation
2012-05-24, P 301, Skövde, 17:49 (English)
Uppsok
Technology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2012-07-06 Created: 2012-06-29 Last updated: 2012-07-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(15111 kB)2310 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 15111 kBChecksum SHA-512
087404e11a5713454ef2ba004262dea2003c910e2817d83997c151a3102476d855ceddc61722c6368e2b90c20e8629d5a90423caf4b86de1de745c20a495762d
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Navarrete Ortiz de Lanzagorta, Ana
By organisation
School of Technology and Society
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2310 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 314 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf