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HRL Receives Award to Develop Assistive Robotics for Older Adults

Posted August 26, 2010 | Atlanta, GA

Kemp will be placing the PR2 in the "Aware Home" to study how robots can help with homecare and creative assistive capabilities for older adults. Their research includes developing easier ways for adults to interact with robots, and enabling robots to interact with everyday objects like drawers, lamps, and light switches. The Sponsor of the PR2 Competition was Willow Garage, a company that develops hardware and open source software for personal robotics applications. The awards were announced at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) held in Anchorage, Alaska from May 3rd – 8th.

Other Investigators on this proposal include, Profs. Wendy Rogers (Psychology), Jim Rehg (Interactive Computing), Andrea Thomaz (Interactive Computing) and Brian Jones (Director, Aware Home Research Initiative).

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