Robotic Guide Dog for the BlindYesterday we shared a story about a new AI-powered backpack that could help blind people navigate the world without the aid of guide dogs. Along the same vein, researchers at the University of California Berkeley are working on a robotic guide dog for the blind. The scientists strongly believe that their technological creation will be far more reliable than actual dogs. The Robotic Guide Dog for the blind will use guiding software that is downloaded into the device automatically.
"Using a robotic guide dog, we can directly deploy our code from one robot to another," said project leader Zhongyu Li. "As time goes by and the hardware becomes more affordable, we can actually use this kind of dog to help, to serve, humans."
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“Robotic Guide Dog can lead blind people around obstacles”