UofL BE Seminar Series: Dr. Dan Popa: ARNA: The Adaptive Robot Nursing Assistant for Hospital Walking and Sitting

In this talk we will present recent progress in the performance of delivering walking and sitting services with our home-grown robot nursing assistant (ARNA). The robot was conceived and built in our lab with support from NSF’s PFI:BIC, ICORPS, and FW-HTF programs over the last decade.  The robot is adapting to the user via two innovative controllers, namely the neuroadaptive controller (NAC) enabling physical interaction, and the Genetic User Interface (GUI) enabling telemanipulation. We summarize experimental results of testing ARNA with nearly 100 nursing students demonstrating acceptance and increased performance compared to traditional methods of hospital care.

Friday, February 23 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Belknap Academic Building, 125
201 E. Shipp Street Walk, Louisville, KY 40208

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Engineering, Speed Academic Departments, Bioengineering

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