Video podcast episode that includes interview with Tatum Robotics founder


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This week, we’ve got a particular video version of The Robotic Report podcast. That is the video feed from our latest interview with Tatum Robotics founder and CEO, Samantha Johnson. The video options American Signal Language (ASL) translation in order that hearing-impaired people can even benefit from the content material.

Tatum Robotics is constructing a robotic system formed like a human hand and arm, that may mimic a human translator for deafblind people. At present, deafblind people talk by touching the hand of their translator. The human translator makes use of finger spelling and ASL indicators to speak.

Tatum Robotics is constructing a robotic analog to the human hand, designed to duplicate the interplay between a translator and a deafblind person. Finally, Tatum Robotics needs to open up the world of ebooks for consumption by deafblind people. This will probably be adopted by distant communication (i.e. over the net) between each listening to people and deafblind people, and even between two deafblind people.

As Samantha Johnson discusses within the video, till now, deafblind people are sometimes remoted and bored for lengthy intervals of time, with no means to speak with no translator.

An early prototype of the Tatum Robotics communication robotic for deafblind people. | Credit score: Tatum Robotics

We wish to thank the ASL translators on this undertaking: Tymber Marsh and Sean Havas for his or her wonderful translation expertise. Tatum Robotics is presently recruiting further ASL signers to contribute their distinctive ASL strategies to the robotic design. In case you are , contact Tatum Robotics straight for how one can contribute.

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