Robotic Guide Dog Uses Microsoft Kinect Controller to Navigate

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Wed, Nov 9th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using a Microsoft Kinect controller to spot obstacles, this robotic guide dog being developed by Japanese manufacturer NSK, is able to respond to voice commands and even walk on stairs.

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