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December 20, 2023

Assistive-feeding robotic arm

A robotic arm designed to assist those with upper-body mobility impairments skewers a piece of fruit during a demonstration. Researchers created a set of 11 actions the robotic arm can make to pick up nearly any food attainable by a fork.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants IIS 2132848 and IIS 2007011.]

Learn more in the University of Washington news story Q&A: How an assistive-feeding robot went from picking up fruit salads to whole meals. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 20, 2023)

Credit: University of Washington

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