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Rehabilitation Robotics


Wheelchair mounted robotic manipulator: This project involves a study of commercially available and prototype wheelchair based robotic manipulators and development of a new design that would be aesthetic and function for use by individual with a significant disability.


Universal end effectors The main objective of this project are to enhance the manipulation performance of a rehabilitation system by providing it with a versatile end effectors, which would facilitate the interaction with the environment thereby enabling the person with disabilities to live a complete life and have better employment opportunities.


Marsupial robot system: This project addresses the need for an independent assist device for an individual with a disability to perform tasks such as opening a door, lifting objects and sliding obstacles. USF engineers are refining incredible robots and robot devices that can help people with physical mobility challenges.

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