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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

AI backpack concept gives audio alerts to blind pedestrians

AI backpack concept gives audio alerts to blind pedestrians

When Jagadish Mahendran heard about his friend's daily challenges navigating as a blind person, he immediately thought of his artificial intelligence work.

"For years I had been teaching robots to see things," he said. Mahendran, a computer vision researcher at the University of Georgia's Institute for Artificial Intelligence, found it ironic that he had helped develop machines â€" including a shopping robot that could "see" stocked shelves and a kitchen robot â€" but nothing for people with low or no vision. 

After exploring existing tech for blind and low vision people like camera-enabled canes or GPS-connected smartphone apps, he came up with a backpack-based AI design that uses cameras to provide instantaneous alerts.  Read more...

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