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    • Tactile Sensing over Articulated Joints with Stretchable Sensors 

      Bhattacharjee, Tapomayukh; Jain, Advait; Vaish, Sarvagya; Killpack, Marc D.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-04)
      Biological organisms benefit from tactile sensing across the entire surfaces of their bodies. Robots may also be able to benefit from this type of sensing, but fully covering a robot with robust and capable tactile sensors ...
    • Touched By a Robot: An Investigation of Subjective Responses to Robot-initiated Touch 

      Chen, Tiffany L.; King, Chih-Hung; Thomaz, Andrea L.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyACM Press, 2011-03)
      By initiating physical contact with people, robots can be more useful. For example, a robotic caregiver might make contact to provide physical assistance or facilitate communication. So as to better understand how people ...
    • Towards an Assistive Robot that Autonomously Performs Bed Baths for Patient Hygiene 

      King, Chih-Hung; Chen, Tiffany L.; Jain, Advait; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-10)
      This paper describes the design and implementation of a behavior that allows a robot with a compliant arm to perform wiping motions that are involved in bed baths. A laser-based operator-selection interface enables an ...
    • Towards Assistive Feeding with a General-Purpose Mobile Manipulator 

      Park, Daehyung; Kim, You Keun; Erickson, Zackory; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016-05)
      General-purpose mobile manipulators have the potential to serve as a versatile form of assistive technology. However, their complexity creates challenges, including the risk of being too difficult to use. We present a ...
    • Visual Odometry and Control for an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot with a Downward-Facing Camera 

      Killpack, Marc D.; Deyle, Travis; Anderson, Cressel D.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-10)
      An omnidirectional Mecanum base allows for more flexible mobile manipulation. However, slipping of the Mecanum wheels results in poor dead-reckoning estimates from wheel encoders, limiting the accuracy and overall utility ...
    • Whole-arm Tactile Sensing for Beneficial and Acceptable Contact During Robotic Assistance 

      Grice, Phillip M.; Killpack, Marc D.; Jain, Advait; Vaish, Sarvagya; Hawke, Jeffrey; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
      Many assistive tasks involve manipulation near the care-receiver's body, including self-care tasks such as dressing, feeding, and personal hygiene. A robot can provide assistance with these tasks by moving its end effector ...
    • The Wouse: A Wearable Wince Detector to Stop Assistive Robots 

      Grice, Phillip M.; Lee, Andy; Evans, Henry; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-09)
      Persons with severe motor impairments depend heavily upon caregivers for the performance of everyday tasks. Ongoing work is exploring the potential of giving motor-impaired users control of semi-autonomous assistive mobile ...