Robotic Caregivers: From Dreams to Reality (Spring 2021)

BMED 4833/8813 at Georgia Tech

Lectures: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 p.m., Whitaker 1214

Overview

Robotics researchers and futurists have long dreamed of robots that can serve as caregivers. In this hands-on project-based course, you will learn about future opportunities and present realities for autonomous robots that serve as caregivers. You will also gain experience with key technologies for the creation of autonomous robots, including physics simulation, perception, action, human-robot interaction, and learning.

Instructors

Prof. Charlie Kemp

Zackory Erickson

Course Materials

schedule

syllabus [PDF]

midterm problem statement [PDF]

midterm status presentation rubric [PDF]

midterm project rubric [PDF]

Google Colab notebooks

YouTube playlist with lectures

directory with public materials

Lectures

Lecture 1: Introduction and Course Overview [Google Slides] [Slides PDF] [Video]

Lecture 2: Assistive Gym [Google Slides] [Slides PDF] [Video]

Lecture 3: Evaluating Assistive Devices by Henry and Jane Evans [Video]

Lecture 4: Baseline Controllers in Assistive Gym

Lecture 5: Robots to Support Successful Aging: Potential and Challenges by Prof. Wendy A. Rogers [Slides PDF]

Lecture 6: Engaging Older Adults in Design of Robots: A Developing Human-Robot Interaction Research Program by Dr. Travis Kadylak [Slides PDF]

Resources

Assistive Gym

Robotic Caregivers Spring 2020 webpage