Design and control of a power-assist system for pedal operation

Takuto Fujita, Kazuo Kiguchi, Sho Yabunaka, Yusaku Takeda, Toshihiro Hara

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A driver operates the accelerattion pedal by perceiving reaction force in driving a car. In pedal design, it is necessary to design a reaction force characteristic that can improve the pedal operation feeling and the car acceleration feeling. In order to investigate the reaction force characteristic of the acceleration pedal, an ankle power-assist system which is able to assist the pedal operation of the car driver based on electromyographic (EMG) signals is developed. The effectiveness of the proposed power-assist system was evaluated under three kinds of driving postures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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