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Assistive Robotics

Assistive Robotics is a rapidly evolving field within robotics that focuses on developing and deploying robotic systems to aid individuals with physical, cognitive, or sensory impairments, as well as elderly people, in performing daily tasks and enhancing their quality of life. These intelligent machines are designed to provide personalized assistance, adapt to user needs, and promote independence by compensating for specific disabilities or age-related limitations. Assistive robots can take various forms, such as exoskeletons that augment human strength and mobility, prosthetic limbs that restore lost motor functions, or socially assistive robots that offer companionship and cognitive stimulation. They incorporate advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, computer vision, natural language processing, and human-robot interaction to perceive, reason, and respond to user commands and environmental cues. Assistive robotics also plays a crucial role in rehabilitation, helping patients regain motor skills and recover from injuries or neurological disorders through robotic-assisted therapy. As the field continues to advance, assistive robots are expected to become more sophisticated, affordable, and integrated into everyday life, revolutionizing the way we support and empower individuals with disabilities and the elderly population.

rehabilitation, exoskeletons, prosthetics, human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence, computer vision, natural language processing, socially assistive robots, independent living

Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Assistive Robotics.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=431319 (Accessed on July 22, 2024)"


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