Wired: People with Quadriplegia prefer to control robots manually – thank you very much!

Wired has a great article about the use of robot arms by people with Quadriplegia. It’s definately worth a read as it surfaces some important considerations around such things as: the importance of feedback mechanisms from devices, the sense of being in control to the degree one’s abilities allow, the importance of quality user testingContinue reading “Wired: People with Quadriplegia prefer to control robots manually – thank you very much!”

El-E – a laser guided “companion” Robot

El-E is a robot controlled by laser pointer. Here’s a video via healthcare-robotics : http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=777847&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 El-E the Robot from Cressel Anderson on Vimeo. Maybe I could use this to pickup my MouthStick when I drop it. But how’d I press the button on the laser pointer? Hmmm…a real “companion” would notice I’d dropped it andContinue reading “El-E – a laser guided “companion” Robot”