Development of a safe manipulator for positioning a kiosk panel

Tae Keun Kim, Byeong Sang Kim, Jae-Bok Song, Hyo Joong Kim, Chang Woo Park, Yong Kwan Kwon

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Abstract

Kiosks are widely used in drive-thru systems in parking lots or on the highway to provide various services to drivers. However, the driver must stop at an exact location to access the kiosk, since its panel is fixed. In order to improve the kiosk accessibility, in this study we developed a manipulator that can adjust the position of the kiosk panel. The number of active joints was minimized to lower the cost, whereas a parallelogram mechanism and passive joints were adopted to increase its convenience for the users. Furthermore, a safety mechanism using springs and a cam was designed to ensure the safety of the user in the case of an emergency. The performance of the position controller and the safety mechanism were verified through various tests. In addition, the proposed collision reaction strategy improved the safety performance of the kiosk system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Drive-Thru
  • Kiosk
  • Manipulator design
  • Safety mechanism

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  • Mechanical Engineering

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Development of a safe manipulator for positioning a kiosk panel. / Kim, Tae Keun; Kim, Byeong Sang; Song, Jae-Bok; Kim, Hyo Joong; Park, Chang Woo; Kwon, Yong Kwan.

In: Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.01.2012, p. 73-79.

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Kim, Tae Keun ; Kim, Byeong Sang ; Song, Jae-Bok ; Kim, Hyo Joong ; Park, Chang Woo ; Kwon, Yong Kwan. / Development of a safe manipulator for positioning a kiosk panel. In: Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A. 2012 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 73-79.
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