The Intelligent Motion Labratory (IML) is led by Professor Kris Hauser. Starting in the Spring of 2017 and continuing through the Summer via a generous REU sponsorship, I've been working with Ph.D. student Fan Wang designing a robot attachment to robustly actuate switches, buttons, knobs, and other electronic input forms designed for human use. The project is part of a larger one to create a nursing robot named TRINA. Our project involves two primary components: (1) refining a standalone system which can consistently and autonomously actuate a wide variety of buttons, and (2) integrating the standalone system on the Baxter robot and coordinate motion planning to reach desired buttons with minimal manipulability at the end joint configuration. As of Fall 2017, we're taking a break from the project after having submitted a paper proposal to ICRA. Check out this video to see the PPU standalone system in action.