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.
Collaboration Between a Robotic Bed and a Mobile Manipulator May
Improve Physical Assistance for People with Disabilities, by Ariel Kapusta, Yash Chitalia, and Charles C. Kemp. RO-MAN 2016 Workshop on behavior adaptation, interaction and learning for assistive robots (BAILAR 2016), 2016.
Optimization of Robot Configurations
for Assistive Tasks, by Ariel Kapusta and Charles C. Kemp. RSS 2016 Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics, 2016.
10 Jul 2016