Video of Cody, the Robot, Performing Bathing Tasks on Live Human!

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Video of Cody, the Robot, Performing Bathing Tasks on Live Human!

The Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech, led by Charlie Kemp, recently presented a paper at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Taipei, Taiwan describing their autonomous robot, known as Cody, performing tasks akin to giving a bed bath to a patient in the hospital.

This video shows Cody with a compliant arm performing wiping motions that are involved in bed baths. A laser-based operator-selection interface enables an operator to select an area to clean, and the robot autonomously performs a wiping motion using equilibrium point control. We tested the performance by commanding the robot to wipe off a 1-inch square area of debris placed on the surface of the upper arm, forearm, thigh, and leg of a human subject.

For more information on this project or other projects involving autonomous robots in healthcare please see: http://www.hsi.gatech.edu/hrl/clean-iros10.shtml

 

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  • Created By: David Terraso
  • Created On: Nov 5, 2010 - 7:12am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm