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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Controlling a Robotic Arm with Brain

Controlling a Robotic Arm with Brain

Two research groups at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) supervised by Prof. Aude G. Billard, and Prof. José del R. Millán developed a machine learning (ML) algorithm that can learn from the patient's thoughts and enables to control a robot's movements based on electrical signals from the brain. Image credit: EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) This research has potential applications to help tetraplegic patients who are unable to speak or perform any movement to independently perform activities of daily living (ADL). Key points: Patients move the robot with their thoughts, and no auditory or tactile feedback is needed.The…
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