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Student designs handheld robotic guide dog!

Student designs autonomous way-finding device for VI people

Student designs autonomous way-finding device for visually impaired people unable to home a guide dog

Original Post by lboro.ac.uk

Inspired by virtual reality gaming consoles, he has conceptualised and started to prototype ‘Theia’, a portable and concealable handheld device that guides users through outdoor environments and large indoor spaces with very little user input.

In essence, it’s handheld robotic guide dog – minus the waggy tail. Theia. Theia – a portable and concealable handheld device that guides users through outdoor environments with little user input.

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