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Autonomous Path Guiding Robot for Visually Impaired People

  • Rajesh Kannan Megalingam
  • Souraj Vishnu
  • Vishnu Sasikumar
  • Sajikumar Sreekumar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 768)

Abstract

This paper introduces an intelligent and efficient path guidance robot to assist the visually impaired people in their movements. This is a novel device for the replacement of strenuous guide dogs. The robot has the capability to move along multiple paths and then remember as well as retrace all of them, thus making it a perfect substitute for a guide dog which is often a luxury for the ninety percent of blind people living in low income settings. The robot is capable to guide the user to travel places which cannot be traced using GPS. Since most of the navigation systems that are developed so far for the blind people employ a complex conjunction of positioning systems, video cameras, location mapping and image processing algorithms, we have designed an affordable low-cost prototype navigation system which serves the purpose of guiding the visually impaired people both in indoor as well as outdoor environment.

Keywords

Blind guiding Obstacle avoiding Navigation Retrace 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all-powerful god for aiding us in the successful completion of our project. We recognize the help delivered to us by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the Humanitarian Technology Lab for aiding us throughout the course of this project.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Kannan Megalingam
    • 1
  • Souraj Vishnu
    • 1
  • Vishnu Sasikumar
    • 1
  • Sajikumar Sreekumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringAmrita UniversityAmritapuriIndia

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