Monthly Archives: September 2014

How robots have widened the world of one man unable to move – CSMonitor.com

How robots have widened the world of one man unable to move – CSMonitor.com.

29 Sep 2014

AUTOTREAT

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

“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.

Persona senior design team

02 Sep 2014