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Biomechanical Aspect of a Mastication Robot

  • H. Takanobu
  • A. Takanishi
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 381)


This paper describes a biomechanical aspect of a mastication robot, and Dental Robotics as a novel field between robotics and dental research. Since 1986 the authors have been developing the WJ (Waseda Jaws) series mastication robots on the basis of dental facts. The characteristics of mastication robots’ are that these robots have similar structures with human. By using this robot we will be able to clarify and construct the quantitative engineering masticatory model for the human mastication.


Masticatory Muscle Muscle Model Wire Tension Dental Research Mandibular Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Takanobu
    • 1
  • A. Takanishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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