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dc.contributor.authorDe Lautour, Courtney C.
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-28T04:47:06Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2010-07-28T04:47:06Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/1503
dc.description.abstractRobotic haptics has been and continues to be an area of intense research, primarily in medical and exploration industries. This is due to an ability to provide high data throughput between human and machine. In medical applications, it is possible to detect and compensate errors such as a hand tremor in a surgeon. It is possible to apply scaling factors to assist in microsurgery situations, and can allow leading experts to perform procedures from anywhere on the globe. As part of a collaboration to develop a robotic method of femur fracture realignment between Auckland University, Auckland District Health Board, and Massey University, the project seeks to provide a haptic driven HMI for the realignment system. To reduce construction required, an existing manipulation arm (Mitsubishi RV-M1) is used as the hardware interface device. A new motor controller is designed to provide additional functionality as the standard controller provides no force control or real-time feedback of position. A software interface is developed (using version 3 of the C# programming language, developed by Microsoft, and version 3.5 of the Microsoft .NET Framework) with the ultimate specification of becoming being the primary interface platform for the realignment system. The interface has been implemented to the point of providing a simulated environment for the haptic device. It was found that the configuration of the RV-M1 provides a tight area of high dexterity as a haptic device, and as such, similar kinematic configurations are poor candidates for practical implementation. The implication of which, is that a new manipulator should be designed which grants a larger volume of high dexterity space.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectRobotics in medicineen_US
dc.subjectRobotic manipulatoren_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::290000 Engineering and Technology::290300 Manufacturing Engineering::290301 Robotics and mechatronicsen_US
dc.titleRobotic haptics : retrofitting a pick and place manipulation arm to haptic input device : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of Master of Engineering, Mechatronics at Massey University, Albany, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechatronicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Engineering (M.E.)en_US


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