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Jessica Banks: 

Jessica Banks MIT AI Lab Humanoid Robotics Group & Living Machines

Prosthetics and Legged Robots : 

Prosthetics and Legged Robots Principal Investigator: Hugh Herr

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The MIT Leg Lab: From Robots to Rehab

State of the Art: Prosthetist defines knee damping: 

State of the Art: Prosthetist defines knee damping Otto Bock C-Leg

The MIT Knee: A Step Towards Autonomy: 

The MIT Knee: A Step Towards Autonomy

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How The MIT Knee Works: Mechanism

How The MIT Knee Works: Sensors: 

How The MIT Knee Works: Sensors Knee Position Axial Force Bending Moment Measured Local to Knee Axis (no ankle or foot sensors) Amputee can use vertical shock system

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The MIT Knee In Action

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Series-Elastic Actuators (Muscle-Tendon)

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Controlling Force, not Position Weight: 2.5 lbs. Stroke: 3 in. Max. Force: 300 lbs. Force Bandwidth: 30 Hz

Towards the Future: Distributed Sensing Measuring User Intent with Bions: 

Towards the Future: Distributed Sensing Measuring User Intent with Bions

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Towards the Future: Force Controllable Orthoses

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Summary Advances in the science of legged locomotion, bioactuation, and sensing are necessary to step towards the next generation of O&P leg systems

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Collaborators Leg Laboratory Gill Pratt Biomechatronics Group Robert Dennis (UM) Nadia Rosenthal (MGH) Richard Marsh (NE) Spaulding Gait Laboratory Casey Kerrigan Pat Riley

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Sponsors Össur DARPA Schaeffer Foundation

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