An Assistive Robotic Arm for People with Severe Disabilities:Evaluation of Eating Soup

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Abstract: An assistive robotic arm for people with severe disabilities is presented in this paper. Its user interface using eye movements consists of a Web camera, computer, and microcontroller with display unit. Using the robotic arm system, we performed two experiments: (1) transferring water task and (2) eating soup task. It was found from the experimental results that the assistive robotic arm system could stably and appropriately transfer more than 82 % of water and 86 % of soup to the respective positions.

Shotaro Gushi, Hiroki Higa, Hideyuki Uehara and Takashi Soken

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Ryukyu University

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Vol. 3, Issue 2

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