Size-Dictionary Interpolation for Robot's Adjustment

Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2015 May 19;3:63. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00063. eCollection 2015.


This paper describes the classification and size-dictionary interpolation of the three-dimensional data obtained by a laser scanner to be used in a realistic virtual fitting room, where automatic activation of the chosen mannequin robot, while several mannequin robots of different genders and sizes are simultaneously connected to the same computer, is also considered to make it mimic the body shapes and sizes instantly. The classification process consists of two layers, dealing, respectively, with gender and size. The interpolation procedure tries to find out which set of the positions of the biologically inspired actuators for activation of the mannequin robots could lead to the closest possible resemblance of the shape of the body of the person having been scanned, through linearly mapping the distances between the subsequent size-templates and the corresponding position set of the bioengineered actuators, and subsequently, calculating the control measures that could maintain the same distance proportions, where minimizing the Euclidean distance between the size-dictionary template vectors and that of the desired body sizes determines the mathematical description. In this research work, the experimental results of the implementation of the proposed method on's mannequin robots are visually illustrated, and explanation of the remaining steps toward completion of the whole realistic online fitting package is provided.

Keywords: 3D human body scanning; biologically inspired actuators; biomimetics; body-shape-changing mannequin robots; classification according to gender and size; size-dictionary interpolation.