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Robot predicts force to help dress person in hospital gown


May 14, 2018

More than 1 million Americans require daily physical assistance to get dressed because of injury, disease and advanced age. To help address this need, a robot at the Georgia Institute of Technology s successfully relying on feeling force to slide hospital gowns on people's arms -- a task it taught itself in one day through analysis of simulated examples.Full Story

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