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A photograph of a researcher walking and testing a sensor.

A team of researchers from Robotics Professor Bobby Gregg’s group tests out the online performance design of an intent recognition system based on information extracted from a single Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) on the thigh of a participant walking around North Campus in Ann Arbor, MI on November 5, 2020. The system can recognize the activities that the wearer is performing such as sitting, standing, walking, stair ascent and stair descent in real time. The system is designed for wearable robots, including exoskeleton and a prosthetic leg to help the robots to understand what the wearer’s intentions are. Photo: Robert Coelius/Michigan Engineering, Communications and Marketing