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Kate Middleton and Prince William to embark on royal tour of Poland and Germany

A robotic dog developed by Japanese inventors to help the blind

by Nicole
November 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Japanese developer NSK in collaboration with the University of Electro-Communications have created a robot that acts as a guide dog.

The robo-dog is equipped with a Microsoft Kinect image and distance sensor that creates a 3-D visualisation of obstacles ahead.

With four jointed legs and wheels, the robot is able to help a visually impaired person to climb steps to a certain place.

In a demonstration video provided by NSK, we can see a blindfolded scientist climbing up the steps of a staircase, guided smoothly by the robot dog.

Controlled by software and by hand pressure, the robot responds to instructions after informing the user of obstacles via a synthetic voice.

NSK is currently working on a system of voice commands as well as the integration of a GPS in the hope to market its robo-dog in 2020.

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