Bio-inspired assistive robotics: Service dogs as a model for human-robot interaction and mobile manipulation

@article{Nguyen2008BioinspiredAR,
  title={Bio-inspired assistive robotics: Service dogs as a model for human-robot interaction and mobile manipulation},
  author={Hung Vi Nguyen and C. C. Kemp},
  journal={2008 2nd IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics},
  year={2008},
  pages={542-549}
}
Service dogs have successfully provided assistance to thousands of motor-impaired people worldwide. As a step towards the creation of robots that provide comparable assistance, we present a biologically inspired robot capable of obeying many of the same commands and exploiting the same environmental modifications as service dogs. The robot responds to a subset of the 71 verbal commands listed in the service dog training manual used by Georgia Canines for Independence. In our implementation, the… CONTINUE READING
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