Automatic Feeding Robot

Automatic Feeding Robot

An NSF-funded project to help mitigate the problems of people with decreased mobility, especially with eating, is being conducted under the supervision of Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee at Cornell University. Image credit: Cornell University As a result of human-in-the-loop manipulation, the robot's control algorithms learn from human feedback in order to perform complex tasks related to eating. Image credit: Cornell University People who suffer from spinal cord injuries or people with limited mobility due to stroke could benefit from this research by being able to independently perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Watch a short video of this below: More information:https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/01/robot-assisted-feeding-focus-15m-nsf-grant Thanks…
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Labrador Retriever Robot: an Assistive Robot for Elderly

Labrador Retriever Robot: an Assistive Robot for Elderly

Labrador Systems, a company that makes assistive home robots, recently made Labrador Retriever which is an autonomous service robot to make life easier for senior adults or people with disabilities to move or "retrieve" things at home. Image credit: Labrador Systems Initially, the robot should be trained to build a map for the home. This training is done using a set of routes and stops (places that the robot should go, such as by the fridge) based on the customer's needs and preferences. Image credit: Labrador Systems Then the robot can navigate through the home autonomously using 3D vision and…
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Harvard University Developing Assistive/Rehabilitation Robots

Harvard University Developing Assistive/Rehabilitation Robots

A team at Harvard University School of Engineering and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University is developing Assistive/Rehabilitation robots for the elderly and people with physical disabilities like the Assistive Hip Suit and Soft Robotic Glove. Image credit: the Harvard University School of Engineering and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University Watch a short video of this below: More information: https://www.seas.harvard.edu/https://wyss.harvard.edu/ Mecharithm has made lessons about assistive and rehabilitation robots that you can watch in case you are interested to learn more: https://www.mecharithm.com/rehabilitation-robotics-learning Thanks for reading this post. You can access more categorized news on Robotics and Mechatronics at the…
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Lower-Extremity Rehabilitation Robots

Lower-Extremity Rehabilitation Robots

Previously, we learned about rehabilitation and the importance of robot-aided rehabilitation. We have also seen some of the upper-limb rehabilitation robots and how they operate. In this lesson, we will become familiarized with lower-limb rehabilitation robots that are helpful for patients with lower-extremity disorders. Lower-extremity exoskeleton robots can be designed to help the movement of a specific joint, or they are designed for gait rehabilitation. They can also serve as assistive devices to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Joint-specific Rehabilitation/Assistive Exoskeleton Robots Joint-specific rehabilitation/assistive exoskeleton robots are used for body joints rehabilitation and can be made to rehabilitate or…
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