University of Twente Student Theses


Design of a 360 degree obstacle detection system with haptic feedback

Hummel, F van (2018) Design of a 360 degree obstacle detection system with haptic feedback.

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Abstract:The i-Botics center is an initiative of the University of Twente and TNO. The main goal of the i-Botics group is to design a remote controlled robot with telepresence technologies. In this, an operator should be able to operate the robot in a remote environment, while having the sensation of being present at the robot’s location. This can be useful in situations which require human expertise but where safety of humans is not guaranteed. To be able to experience telepresence, feedback must be given to the operator. Multiple forms of feedback exist such as audio, visual and haptic feedback. This thesis is a subpart within the larger i-Botics project and contains the design of a haptic feedback system for the detection of obstacles in the surrounding area of the robot. Such a system can be useful to prevent collisions between the robot and the environment, making sure that damage to both is prevented. The research done is design oriented and focuses on the design of the obstacle detection system. The software structure for the haptic feedback system is implemented but the implementation and testing of the haptic feedback algorithm is left for future work.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering BSc (56953)
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