29 Sep 2014
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Henry Evans, a mute quadriplegic, was unable to interact with his dog, Amber. An Australian High School Robotics class offered to build him a remote controlled electric dog feeder he could control with his head…
Amber, you are one lucky dog!
10 Sep 2014
“Scratchbot” is Henry Evans’ name for Persona, a bed-mounted robotic arm with three joints developed to assist him with daily tasks. Henry is a mute quadriplegic, and Scratchbot lets him scratch is face using his head for control. Persona capabilities include direct control via internet-based interface, automated control for specific repetitive tasks, and replaceable end effecter.
Scratchbot (aka “Persona”) was the University of Pennsylvania senior project of Jonathan Cousins, Rafi Pelles, Brandon Jennings, Jon Nino and Iason Stamatiadis. For this work, the team won the Couloucoundis Prize for best senior design presentation 2014.
02 Sep 2014