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PS10.4: Preliminary Design of Assistive Robotic Arm for Kitchen Tasks

The KitchenBot provides assistance with activities of daily living within the kitchen. The robotic arm that is currently mounted on the KitchenBot can withstand a payload no greater than 3 lbs. Development of a robotic arm that can perform kitchen tasks that require lifting heavy objects will increase the independence of KitchenBot users. The result of a preliminary design of an assistive robotic arm yielded a model that can withstand a payload of 10 lbs.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Molly Jeffers, BS
Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

Molly Jeffers is a senior at North Carolina State University studying biomedical engineering with a biomechanics concentration. This summer she participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates with the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh in their Quality of Life Technologies Lab. She plans to attend graduate school for prosthetics and orthotics, and is interested in research that involves gait analysis, assistive technology, and biomechanics.



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