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Whole-arm Tactile Sensing for Beneficial and Acceptable Contact During Robotic Assistance
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 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 ...
Behavior-Based Door Opening with Equilibrium Point Control
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-06)
Within this paper we present a set of behaviors that enable a mobile manipulator to reliably open a variety of doors. After a user designates a location within 20cm of the door handle, the robot autonomously locates the ...
Human-Robot Interaction Studies for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation for the Motor Impaired
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03)
We are developing an autonomous mobile assistive robot named El-E to help individuals with severe motor impairments by performing various object manipulation tasks such as fetching, transporting, placing, and delivering. ...
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 ...