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Uta Professor’s Aim: Robots to Assist With Everyday Tasks — University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, 8 November, 2022

Uta Professor’s Aim: Robots to Assist With Everyday Tasks — University of Texas at Arlington

A University of Texas at Arlington computer science researcher is developing a robotic system that helps people with spinal cord injuries perform everyday tasks, and she’s involving members of the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team in the effort.

Fillia Makedon, a distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received a $218,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering (DARE) program. The project, “Collaborative Research: DARE: A Personalized Assistive Robotic System that Assesses Cognitive Fatigue in Persons with Paralysis,” represents a collaboration with Santa Clara University Professor Maria Kyrarini, who received a similar-sized grant to find their research.

Read more at: https://www.uta.edu/news/news-releases/2022/11/04/makedon-nsf-robots

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