Robots are already being developed and used to make life easier for people with disabilities. Project EDAN (MG-controlled Daily Assistant) is all about building EMG controlled robots to assist disabled people. It consists of a robotic manipulator that is mounted on a wheelchair. It is a non-invasive way to give users control over the robot.
The EDAN robot has 28 degrees of freedom and payload of 120kg. It runs on battery for up to 6 hours. Users can rely on the robot’s arm and five-finger hand to manipulate objects with a speed of up to 1.6 m/s.