Researchers develop a robotic guide dog to assist blind individuals | Robotics - Tech Xplore

Guide dogs, dogs that are trained to help humans move through their environments, have played a critical role in society for many decades, explains Ingrid Fadelli, Journalist. 

Photo: Hybrid Robotics Group, UC Berkeley.

These highly trained animals, in fact, have proved to be valuable assistants for visually impaired individuals, allowing them to safely navigate indoor and outdoor environments. 

Researchers at the University of California Berkeley's Hybrid Robotics Group have recently created a quadrupedal robot with a leash that could take on the role of a guide dog. This robot, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, can help humans to safely navigate indoor environments without crashing into objects, walls and other obstacles.

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