A robot assisting elderlies in standing up, walking, and sitting down
Press Releases | December 21, 2021
Recognizing the state of users through few sensors
A research team led by Mizuki Takeda, an assistant professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a robot that can assist standing up, walking, and sitting down by estimating the user's state using a small number of sensors. They have developed a technique for a robot to estimate a user's state with few sensors by calculating center of gravity candidates. Knowing the state of the user, such as whether they are trying to stand up or sit down, makes it possible to provide assistance as necessary. Moreover, it can prevent accidents by detecting irregularities, such as the user almost falling over.
Full text: A robot assisting elderlies in standing up, walking, and sitting down
TUT website: Press release