GuideCane

built by Johann Borenstein

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Outdoors, level terrain 2 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
ultrasonic sensors N/A
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
N/A N/A
Programming Lanuage Weight
N/A N/A
Time to build Cost to build
N/A N/A
URL for more information
http://www.engin.umich.edu/research/mrl/00MoRob_22.html
Comments
The GuideCane is a robotic, wheeled guidance device for the blind. Uses ultrasonic sensors to detect and map obstacles. Onboard computer then steers steering wheels around obstacle. Blind user feels changing orientation in GuideCane handle and can follow effortlessly. More information, picture, and video at the web site or email johannb@umich.edu

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