Robotic guide dog helps visually impaired people even in confined spaces

▶️ Mini-Cheetah, the quadrupedal robot equipped with a leash, can guide humans through without crashing into walls, objects or other obstacles
▶️ Algorithms that have been developed on one robotic guide dog can easily be transferred to another

Mini-Cheetah uses

– a 2D light detection
– a LIDAR to sense its surroundings
– a camera on a gimbal to monitor the position of the human
– a force sensor on the leash to gauge the force applied to it and on the human it is guiding

Project from researchers from the University of California Berkeley’s Hybrid Robotics Group