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Living Laboratory

UTARI has created a Living Laboratory to enhance our capability in conducting research on assistive technologies for real world applications. The space is designed as an efficiency apartment with a full kitchen, laundry area, bed, and dining space. Projects in this Lab will focus around enabling our robotic platforms to assist people with common household activities such as:

  • Programming the PR2 to open a refrigerator and retrieve items from inside, make a pancake, and fold clothes
  • Enabling the KUKA youbot and a modified version of the DR20 to efficiently perform dexterous manipulation such as opening doors and handling materials