Control of a SMA actuated artificial face via neuro-fuzzy techniques

Yeung Yam, Kin Fong Lei, P. Baranyi

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Abstract

This paper reports a preliminary effort in designing and constructing an artificial face to mimic human facial expressions. The face was built over the surface of a plastic human-size skull, with Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires providing the needed actuation in place of human muscles. Due to the special properties that they have, the modeling and control aspects of the SMA wires constitute a great challenge to the success of our objective. In this work, a special configuration of neural networks is adopted for the purpose. Various selected points on the artificial face, including the opening and closing of the mouth, are controlled as such to emulate human expressions. A software face model is also implemented for interfacing. Overall acceptable performance is demonstrated experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
Pages1315-1318
Number of pages4
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event10th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 2 2001Dec 5 2001

Other

Other10th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/2/0112/5/01

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Shape memory effect
Wire
Muscle
Plastics
Neural networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety

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Yam, Y., Lei, K. F., & Baranyi, P. (2001). Control of a SMA actuated artificial face via neuro-fuzzy techniques. In IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (Vol. 3, pp. 1315-1318)

Control of a SMA actuated artificial face via neuro-fuzzy techniques. / Yam, Yeung; Lei, Kin Fong; Baranyi, P.

IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 3 2001. p. 1315-1318.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yam, Y, Lei, KF & Baranyi, P 2001, Control of a SMA actuated artificial face via neuro-fuzzy techniques. in IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. vol. 3, pp. 1315-1318, 10th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 12/2/01.
Yam Y, Lei KF, Baranyi P. Control of a SMA actuated artificial face via neuro-fuzzy techniques. In IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 3. 2001. p. 1315-1318
Yam, Yeung ; Lei, Kin Fong ; Baranyi, P. / Control of a SMA actuated artificial face via neuro-fuzzy techniques. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 3 2001. pp. 1315-1318
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