Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Towards a New Modality-Independent Interface for a Robotic Wheelchair
Robotics is a fascinating discipline that easily engages engineering students. As robots in education are stimulating and motivating, there are good reasons for introducing robotics activities very early in course curricula, allowing students to easily perceive the relationships between undergraduate courses, in their theory and practice. Robotics also offers a good basis for teaching different engineering disciplines. In this paper a robotic wheel chair is controlled by two different modes. In the present Robotic wheel chair designs there are several constraints in controlling the wheel chair and the wheel chair has constraints for people with different disabilities. In this system the robotic wheel chair is designed by two modes manual mode and automatic mode. In the manual mode the robot can be controlled manually by the user. In the automatic mode the robotic wheel chair can be controlled automatically by the controller.