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Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive in Paris for 2-day tour

The British princely couple is currently visiting Paris and was welcomed on Friday by French President Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace.

Meghan Markle reportedly told Kate Middleton he was pregnant, rumor subsequently denied

This week new rumors have surfaced, claiming that Prince Harry’s new love interest is actually expecting.

Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte is ‘the one in charge’

She isn’t two years old yet, but the little princess is apparently the head of the royal family.

Kate Middleton’s private secretary Rebecca Deacon quits job

At the service of the British royal family for 10 years, Rebecca Deacon has been Kate Middleton’s personal assistant for the last five years, and now she is stepping down.

Kate Middleton and Prince William to visit Germany and Poland in July

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are scheduled to make an official visit to Poland and Germany this summer.

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrive in Paris for 2-day tour
Meghan Markle reportedly told Kate Middleton he was pregnant, rumor subsequently denied
Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte is ‘the one in charge’
Kate Middleton’s private secretary Rebecca Deacon quits job
Kate Middleton and Prince William to visit Germany and Poland in July

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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