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Wayfinding Assistance via Mobile Robotics for People with Vision Impairments

  • Faculty
  • Katherine Driggs-Campbell
  • Wendy Rogers
  • Postdoctoral Researchers
  • Travis Kadylak
  • Graduate Students
  • Shujing Liu
  • Megan A. Bayles
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Maxwell Chan

This project is funded by an Illinois Campus Research Research Support Award to develop mobile robots to assist with wayfinding and navigation tasks for people with vision disabilities.  The goal is to make innovations in navigation, guidance, and coupled human robot interaction to enable individuals with visual impairments to navigate in unknown spaces.  This interdisciplinary team combines engineering and human factors expertise, uniquely positioning us to effectively design and test this assistive robot technology.