The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Foundation Meeting
What Are We Trying To Accomplish?
• Meet the ne...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Agenda
• 10:00 – 10:15: Welcome/Introductions
• 10:15 – 10:45: UTA...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Assistive Robotics
Rick Lynch
Lieutenant General, US Army (Retired...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Vision
By 2017, UTARI becomes a global leader in the research and
...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Assistive Robotics
Using robotic technology to:
1) Assist human be...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
US Wounded Warriors
(Global War on Terrorism)
• Current casualty f...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Profile of Older Americans
• 65+ population
– 40.4 million: 2010
–...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Smart Home Initiative
Home Automation
Simple Telepresence
Improved...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
State of the Art Assistive
Technologies
Home automation systems
wi...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Value Added Technology
Integration
Embedding sensors to allow
enha...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Custom Solutions from UTARI
Next generation robots including trash...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
UTARI Carrybot
• Create a next-generation domestic robot that can ...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Custom Assistive Devices
• Travis Mills
– Putting on legs
– Shower...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Project Details
Travis Mills Near-Term For Development Budget Esti...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
Project Details
Jason Ross Near-Term For Development Budget Estima...
The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
General Purpose Robots in Homes
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  1. 1. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Foundation Meeting What Are We Trying To Accomplish? • Meet the needs of our wounded service members and their families • Improve cooperation / collaboration between Foundations • Ensure we are not missing anyone
  2. 2. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Agenda • 10:00 – 10:15: Welcome/Introductions • 10:15 – 10:45: UTARI Overview • 10:45 – 11:15: Foundation #1 • 11:15 – 11:45: Foundation #2 • 11:45 – 1:00: Lunch/Tour • 1:00 – 1:30: Foundation #3 • 1:30 – 2:00: Foundation #4 • 2:30 – 3:00: Plan way Ahead
  3. 3. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Assistive Robotics Rick Lynch Lieutenant General, US Army (Retired) Executive Director, UTARI
  4. 4. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Vision By 2017, UTARI becomes a global leader in the research and development of advanced technology specifically in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedical Technologies and Robotics. Our focus remains enabling product development to help humanity, providing unique, affordable solutions to complex problems.
  5. 5. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Assistive Robotics Using robotic technology to: 1) Assist human beings in the performance of dirty, dull, and dangerous tasks.  Military Operations  Manufacturing  Agriculture  Homeland Security 2) Assist people with disabilities (to include our Wounded Warriors)
  6. 6. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute US Wounded Warriors (Global War on Terrorism) • Current casualty figures –Operation Enduring Freedom: 18,000+ (and growing) –Operation Iraqi Freedom: 32,000+ • 95% survival rate regardless of injury type • Sustained very severe injuries
  7. 7. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Profile of Older Americans • 65+ population – 40.4 million: 2010 – Increase of 5.4 million (15.3%) since 2000 – 1 in every 8 Americans • Average life expectancy for those over 65 – 17.3 years: male – 20 years: female • 85+ population – 5.5 million: 2010 – 6.6 million: 2020 • 20% of Americans have disabilities
  8. 8. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Smart Home Initiative Home Automation Simple Telepresence Improved Interfaces & Integration Next Generation Single Purpose Robots Intelligent Mobile Manipulators Immersive Telepresence Capable General Purpose Robots Image Credit: Home Automation Montreal
  9. 9. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute State of the Art Assistive Technologies Home automation systems with interfaces for disabled people Single purpose robots that perform domestic tasks such as cleaning and mowing Telepresence robotsSelf-lowering cabinetry Household fixtures that require less dexterity
  10. 10. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Value Added Technology Integration Embedding sensors to allow enhanced robot navigation in the home Installing RFID tags to enhance the operation of morphable prosthetics Integrating manipulators onto telepresence robots to allow remote assistance or Increased dexterity to user Installing context-aware computers requiring less user interaction Enhancing telepresence robots to support remote medical checkups
  11. 11. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Custom Solutions from UTARI Next generation robots including trash cans that can take themselves to and from the curb and hampers that can transport laundry to the washing machine Wheel chairs that use eye gaze detection to navigation between rooms and manipulate objects Creation of ‘mission control’ infrastructure to allow call centers to provide remote assistance and control of assistive robots
  12. 12. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute UTARI Carrybot • Create a next-generation domestic robot that can navigate inside a typical home, is capable of locating and consolidating trash from small indoor bins, and taking that trash to and depositing it in a central indoor trash location. • Project aims to design a trashbot manipulator attachable to the carrybot as a modular extension • Estimated budget (without overhead): $500,000 • Estimated timeline: 2 years
  13. 13. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Custom Assistive Devices • Travis Mills – Putting on legs – Showering – Food preparation • Jason Ross – Pressure relief while sitting / laying – Assistance with lifting – Assistance with general household tasks
  14. 14. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Project Details Travis Mills Near-Term For Development Budget Estimate Putting on Legs Home visit to observe actual technique being used Develop device TBD Showering Present Travis with COTS options Cost of COTS Food Preparation Develop sandwich maker Modify Coffee maker to water line $85,000 (without overhead) 9 months
  15. 15. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute Project Details Jason Ross Near-Term For Development Budget Estimate Pressure Relief Extend bubble actuator to include feedback for pressure distribution and high pressure areas $100,000 (without overhead) 1 year Assistance with lifting Clarify specific preferences with Jason on approach Develop machine to lift Jason TBD Cooking – Oven Door Washing Clothes Vacuum Cleaner Fishing Mowing Window Cleaning Present Jason with COTS options Cost of COTS
  16. 16. The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute General Purpose Robots in Homes

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