Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Summer 2022

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School



Computer Science

Program or Major

Computer Science

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

First Advisor

Momotaz Begum


Physical therapy after an injury can be difficult for patients to access, whether it be due to location, finances, or other factors. To make physical therapy more accessible, robot-guided exercise training can be used. Commercial anthropomorphic robots have been created and have human-like movement, but may still lack qualities that make it easy for a human to understand its intentions intuitively. A human model that mimics the movement of a robot performing human exercises can be used to complement the robot and increase human understanding. The ideal model would be viewable from different angles and could visibly show the difference between a patient’s attempt at the exercise and the robot’s demonstration of the same movement. This work will discuss the process of implementing this model, the advantages of pairing it with a robot, and how it can help with future robot-guided exercise training.