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Effects of Force Feedback and Arm Compliance on Teleoperation for a Hygiene Task,
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07)
Teleoperated assistive robots with compliant arms may be well-suited to tasks that require contact with people and operation within human environments. However, little is known about the effects of force feedback and ...
Informing Assistive Robots with Models of Contact Forces from Able-Bodied Face Wiping and Shaving
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09)
Hygiene and feeding are activities of daily living (ADLs) that often involve contact with a person's face. Robots can assist people with motor impairments to perform these tasks by holding a tool that makes contact with ...
Towards an Assistive Robot that Autonomously Performs Bed Baths for Patient Hygiene
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 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 ...
Touched By a Robot: An Investigation of Subjective Responses to Robot-initiated Touch
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 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 ...
Robots for Humanity: A Case Study in Assistive Mobile Manipulation
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03)
Assistive mobile manipulators have the potential to one day serve as surrogates and helpers for people with disabilities, giving them the freedom to perform tasks such as scratching an itch, picking up a cup, or socializing ...
Dusty: A Teleoperated Assistive Mobile Manipulator that Retrieves Objects from the Floor
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-06)
Retrieval of dropped objects has consistently been ranked as a high priority task for assistive robots. We have previously presented a dustpan-inspired end effector capable of robustly grasping objects from the floor. In ...