/Assistive Robots for Blind Travelers

Assistive Robots for Blind Travelers

Head: M Bernardine Dias
Contact: Ermine A. Teves
Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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As robotics technology evolves to a stage where co-robots, or robots that can work with humans, become a reality, we need to ensure that these co-robots are equally capable of interacting with humans with disabilities. This project addresses this challenge by exploring meaningful human-robot interaction (HRI) in the context of assistive robots for blind travelers.

The proposed work explores three research areas in the context of assistive robots for blind travelers:

  • Accessible Interfaces