Research Project

Assistive Robots for People with Visual Impairments

Collaborators

Descriptions

These projects explored how different robotic technologies could be used to assist people with visual impairment. Our project focuses on the challenging area of indoor navigation where there is a lack of reliable global localization (GPS,etc) and non-uniform architectural designs. We investigate how different types of robot, such as stationary robots, mobile robots, and handhold robots may be used for this purpose. These studies were conducted through iterative design with end-users to develop technologies that are truly useful for them.

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