Monthly Archives: July 2016

Robots helping people in bed

pr2-autobed

Two recent papers out of Georgia Tech show how a mobile manipulator, with safe and therefore relatively weak arms, can be combined with an automated bed to give a glimpse of how future assistive tasks may be performed autonomously, or by a remote caregiver.

robot-configurations

10 Jul 2016

Robots for Humanity: Using Assistive Robotics to Empower People with Disabilities

A couple of academic papers out of the Robots for Humanity project. One, from 2013, is now available on line at Lifesciences.ieee.org.

Work using the PR2 to empower people with disabilities continues at Georgia Tech. Phil Grice and Charlie Kemp recently published this paper: Assistive Mobile Manipulation: Designing for Operators with Motor Impairments

04 Jul 2016