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The project has four initial areas of effort.
The project has four initial areas of effort.


(1) Locomotion - Thanks to Jon, we now have a slightly used, model 1122 Jazzy motorized wheelchair from Pride Mobility Products.  http://www.pridemobility.com/resourcecenter/Downloads/Product_Owners_Manuals/product_owners_manuals.asp  The stripped-down base is still fairly heavy with batteries and power circuits.  Different control schemes to recognize position, do path planning and execution are being determined.  The HIVE's MS Xbox Kinect might be one input, plus others that are TBD.
(1) [[Locomotion]] - Thanks to Jon, we now have a slightly used, model 1122 Jazzy motorized wheelchair from Pride Mobility Products.  http://www.pridemobility.com/resourcecenter/Downloads/Product_Owners_Manuals/product_owners_manuals.asp  The stripped-down base is still fairly heavy with batteries and power circuits.  Different control schemes to recognize position, do path planning and execution are being determined.  The HIVE's MS Xbox Kinect might be one input, plus others that are TBD.


(2) Arm and Hand - Here we're thinking to use laser cut acrylic for the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm and shoulder joints.  Planned actuations come from forearm mounted small DC motors with leadscrews driving tendons.  Stepping motor drives with gear reduction are anticipated at the elbow and shoulder.  The ability to execute programmed motion sequences like pointing, waving, presenting a drink, making a fist bump or shaking hands without (or with) feedback are TBD using networked Arduinos or such for control.
(2) Arm and Hand - Here we're thinking to use laser cut acrylic for the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm and shoulder joints.  Planned actuations come from forearm mounted small DC motors with leadscrews driving tendons.  Stepping motor drives with gear reduction are anticipated at the elbow and shoulder.  The ability to execute programmed motion sequences like pointing, waving, presenting a drink, making a fist bump or shaking hands without (or with) feedback are TBD using networked Arduinos or such for control.