Assistive technology-based navigation aid for the visually impaired

Omer Hameed, Javaid Iqbal, Bilal Naseem, Osman Anwar, Sohaib Afzal
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 international symposium on Practical cognitive agents and robots - PCAR '06  
This paper discusses the conception and development of a semi-autonomous robot that aids visually impaired users in travelling by helping them make purely intuitive decisions i.e., the user makes the final decision. The core of the robot comprises of a steer-able base and a sensor suite mounted on the base. We have used fusion of multiple Sensors to achieve better results for Obstacle Avoidance and path planning and developed interlocks which provided quite accurate results.
doi:10.1145/1232425.1232450 fatcat:uqq2xvvr3rcgpodhbifzqzhs6y