Master-Slave Bilateral Control of Hydraulic Hand for Humanitarian Demining

  • Kenzo Nonami
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 130)


At present, the Sensing and Access Control R&D for Humanitarian Mine Action project has been carrying out by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Chiba University’s group join to this project. Our effort is to develop a small vehicle for mine detection and clearance. Specifically we are concerned with the development of a 6-degree-of-freedom robot arm for exposing buried anti-personnel mines, with plans of field-testing in Afghanistan in 2005. This paper describes the current state of development in the anti-personnel mine exposure and clearance system, focusing on the robot arm and the master-slave bilateral control hand system.

Key words

humanitarian demining mine action master-slave bilateral control hand system mine hunter vehicle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenzo Nonami
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  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Mechanical EngineeringChiba UniversityJapan

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