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Bio-inspired Assistive Robotics: Service Dogs as a Model for Human-Robot Interaction and Mobile Manipulation
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-10)
Service dogs have successfully provided assistance to thousands of motor-impaired people worldwide. As a step towards the creation of robots that provide comparable assistance, we present a biologically inspired robot ...
Lead Me by the Hand: Evaluation of a Direct Physical Interface for Nursing Assistant Robots
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-03)
When a user is in close proximity to a robot, physical contact becomes a potentially valuable channel for communication. People often use direct physical contact to guide a person to a desired location (e.g., leading a ...
The complex structure of simple devices: A survey of trajectories and forces that open doors and drawers
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09)
Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) involve physical interactions with diverse mechanical systems found within human environments. In this paper, we describe our efforts to capture the everyday mechanics of ...
A List of Household Objects for Robotic Retrieval Prioritized by People with ALS
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-06)
Studies have consistently shown that object retrieval would be a valuable task for assistive robots to perform, yet detailed information about the needs of patients with respect to this task has been lacking. In this paper, ...