Working toward a gentler ‘rise of the machines’


In the spring of 2014, Sheridan¬† students began work on Project Jesse, a partially autonomous robot intended to share workload of home-to-home caregivers. This year’s group is working hard at Davis Campus, 3D printing the individual parts they need.

Red Tree Robotics, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, designed the chipset (or brain) and is communicating with the Sheridan team as they construct a body.

Jesse will be expected to communicate with a patient to understand his/her needs and contact the support worker through wireless signals, if necessary.

Systems analyst students Stefan Slehta and Sandes De Silva Samararatne are both programmers on the team. Neither appear in the video above.