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Household Service Robotics by Xinyu Wu, Huihuan Qian, Yangsheng Xu

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Chapter 2.3

Robot-Assisted Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired in Structured Indoor Environments1

Vladimir Kulyukin1, Chaitanya Gharpure1, John Nicholson1,  and Grayson Osborne2     1Computer Science Assistive Technology Laboratory (CSATL), Department of Computer Science, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA     2Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

Abstract

We present a robot-assisted wayfinding system for the visually impaired in structured indoor environments. The system consists of a mobile robotic guide and small passive RFID sensors embedded in the environment. The system is intended for use in indoor environments, such as office buildings, supermarkets and airports. We describe how the system was deployed in two ...

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