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November 2017


As noted in the August e-Note, the AgrAbility Virginia team has entered the first-year phase of the National Science Foundation (NSF) three-year grant titled "Affordable Flexible Robotic Technology to Enhance Work Performance of Farmers with Mobility Restrictions". This grant originates with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Partners also include TorcRobotic and Total Motion Physical Therapy, both located in Blacksburg, VA.

The first phase includes identifying the requisites of potential candidates for trial use of the robotics. A poster will be presented at the National AgrAbility Training Workshop in Portland, ME, in March 2018.

Submitted by Kirk Ballin