Autonomous Mobile Robots for Personalized Caregiving
Kemp, Charles C.
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Mobile robots with autonomous capabilities have the potential to provide 24/7 personalized care, dramatically improving the quality of life of people with motor impairments. I will first provide an overview of opportunities for robots to provide beneficial physical assistance in the context of healthcare. I will then focus on my lab’s research to enable people with severe motor impairments to perform everyday tasks for themselves using mobile robots. In particular, I will focus on our work with Henry Evans, who has severe impairments due to a brain stem stroke. Through our research, Henry has been able to perform a number of tasks for himself for the first time in 10 years, such as pulling a blanket over himself, shaving himself, and operating mechanisms in his home. A key aspect of our work has been giving robots the ability to intelligently regulate the forces they apply while providing assistance.
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