Development of a learning module using a virtual environment to demonstrate EMG and telerobotic control principles

P. E. Patterson

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Abstract

A prototype system was developed for use as a teaching tool, allowing students to link EMG monitoring, data smoothing, robotic control, and neural network training within a rapid prototyping virtual environment (VE). The VE software allowed for the rapid development of scenarios and, when linked with EMG data input to a neural network, allowed the user to control an artificial world containing a virtual arm. Student teams then attempted to control the arm in the VE while performing the tasks by use of a neural network system they had specifically developed and trained using their own EMG signals. The results from their system were then translated into a form that enabled the control of a real robot. Students enjoyed the challenge and uniqueness of the module, and were enthusiastic about extending the concept to other areas of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalBiomedical Sciences Instrumentation
Volume38
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • EMG
  • Learning
  • Neural Network
  • Teaching
  • Telerobotic
  • Virtual Environment

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