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Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
National Science Foundation

Person With Disabilities Getting Help From a Remote Human Assistant

Caption: With the help of a remote human assistant, a person with disabilities pilots a robotic mobility and manipulation system, and opens a refrigerator door to retrieve a pre-prepared meal from home. Cooperative control leaves people with disabilities in command, and the ability to use the capabilities of both the local pilot and remote human assistant enable safe, effective and efficient operation of the robotic system in natural environments.

Credit: Rory Cooper, Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Pittsburgh

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