CMU Robot Puts on Shirts One Sleeve at a Time

September 01, 2023

“Developing a general system to address the diverse range of everyday clothing and varying motor function capabilities is our overarching objective. The team’s research used reinforcement learning — rewards for accomplishing certain tasks — to achieve their general dressing system. Specifically, the researchers gave the robot a positive reward each time it properly placed a garment further along a person’s arm. The researchers used a simulation to teach the robot how to manipulate clothing and dress people. For most participants, the system was able to fully pull the sleeve of each garment onto their arm.

The source of this news is from Carnegie Mellon University, The Robotics Institute