The world’s first robot system that learns to dress the physically disabled and elderly has been created by the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan. The device incorporates “reinforcement learning” and remarkably adapts to the individual size and shape of the person within minutes.
The system comes from the collaboration of Barrett Technology‘s patented robotic WAM arms and NAIST‘s advanced computer intelligence. The robot will potentially help older people or those disabled with maintaining a level of personal independence.
Press release: A Breakthrough in Robotics: WAM™ Arms at NAIST Aid in Dressing the Elderly and Infirm