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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Healthcare Robotics at Georgia Tech

Researchers at the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech have developed an assistive robot , called El-E, that is explicitly designed to take advantage of this common structure in order to retrieve unmodeled, everyday objects for people with motor impairments. El-E is equipped with a laser pointer interface that detects when a user illuminates a location with an off-the-shelf green laser pointer and estimates its 3D position. This enables a user to unambiguously communicate a 3D location to the robot using a point-and-click style of interaction, which provides a direct way to tell the robot which object to manipulate or where to go.

El-E the Robot from Cressel Anderson on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Travis said...

This is a very small (and old) sampling of projects from Georgia Tech's Healthcare Robotics Lab. For more up to date and comprehensive information, I recommend checking out the following websites:

http://www.hizook.com/blog/2008/11/13/autonomous-mobile-manipulation-motor-impaired

http://healthcare-robotics.com/