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June 14, 2011 /  Nivea

Robotic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired

For the visually impaired, navigating city streets or neighborhoods has constant challenges. And most such people still must rely on a very rudimentary technology — a simple cane — to help them make their way through a complex world.

A group of University of Southern California engineering researchers is working to change that by developing a robot vision-based mobility aid for the visually impaired. A design first shown a year ago is now being further developed.

via ‘Guide Vests’: Robotic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired

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