Robotics helps disabled to work

Ari Virtanen, Simo Vapaakoski

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    In this paper, the use of robotics to help a disabled person to get back in the working life is studied. In this research, the workstation of a disabled person was equipped with a small industrial robot and the working environment was redesigned. The person works with the computers and during his work he may occasionally need to read program manuals and use diskettes. The robot replaces the personal assistant with these tasks by handling diskettes and folders. Using the robot, the person can work more independently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Conference - SMC
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-0911-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Le Touquet, France
    Duration: 17 Oct 199320 Oct 1993


    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
    CityLe Touquet


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