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dc.contributor.authorArgall, Brenna D.
dc.descriptionPresented on January 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the Manufacturing Institute Auditorium.en_US
dc.descriptionBrenna Argall is the June and Donald Brewer Junior Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Northwestern University and also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. She also holds a faculty research scientist position within the Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), where she directs a rehabilitation robotics laboratory. Her research interests lie at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and rehabilitation, particularly on adding partial automation and artificial intelligence to assistive machines that are modular, adaptable, and teachable in how they share control with the human user.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 48:08 minutes
dc.description.abstractFor decades, the potential for automation—in particular, in the form of smart wheelchairs—to aid those with motor or cognitive impairments, has been recognized. It is a paradox that often the more severe a person's motor impairment, the more challenging it is for them to operate the very assistive machines that might enhance their quality of life. A primary aim of my lab is to address this confound by incorporating robotics autonomy and intelligence into assistive machines—turning the machine into a kind of robot and offloading some of the control burden from the user. Robots already synthetically sense, act in and reason about the world, and these technologies can be leveraged to help bridge the gap left by sensory, motor, or cognitive impairments of the users of assistive machines. This talk will provide an overview of some of the ongoing projects in my lab, which strives to advance human ability through robotics autonomy.en_US
dc.format.extent00:00 minutes
dc.format.extent48:08 minutes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIRIM Seminar Seriesen_US
dc.subjectAssistive machinesen_US
dc.subjectSmart wheelchairsen_US
dc.titleTurning Assistive Machines into Assistive Robotsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machineen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameNorthwestern Universityen_US

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