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Carole Dennis, associate professor of occupational therapy; Sharon Stansfield, associate professor of computer science; and Helene Larin, associate professor of physical therapy
Scientific American ran a feature story about the WeeBot project for mobility-impaired toddlers. Babies are positioned on a Nintendo Wii balance board atop a mobile robot within striking distance of a toy. "It's intuitive for a baby to lean toward what it wants," says Dennis. As "the baby is leaning toward the object that it wants, the balance board picks up that lean," which directs the mobile robot in the direction of the toy.

Outlet: Scientific American
Publication Date: October 12, 2012
Headline: “Cyborgs R Us: Infants get mobile with the aid of robotics

 


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