July 21, 2011

Henry Can Scratch with PRT Assist

PR2s continue to make news and the latest is the one in Georgia Tech's Robots for Humanity program. They have adapted him to allow quadriplegic Henry Evans the ability to shave himself and scratch an itch. Henry gives him commands to move or fetch, including the manipulation of objects from a separate room.

GT is hoping that eventually they can design better hard and software for the next gen of caregiver bots. And while most of use robots because we don't want to vacuum, this PR2 reminds us that they can make a real difference in a human's life.

Via Georgia Tech

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 21, 2011 11:52 AM
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