Teleoperation for a Hygiene Task
I worked with our post-doc (Dr. Aaron King), in the lab to develop a teleoperation system with haptic feedback. Teleoperation is something we wanted for Cody anyway, but the motivation for this work was two fold:
- We wanted to start to characterize the effect of compliance on teleoperation (Cody has Series Elastic Actuators in the 7 DoF arms)
- We have found from past research and literature reviews that hygiene tasks are an important way to improve the quality of life for many disabled or older adults.