# Seeing Eye Robots

An initiative to leverage technology to do good for humanity, empowering the blind or visually impaired community to thrive in the digital era.

# Current Status

Using a commercially available and programmable robot, temi, we are able to develop it into an indoor seeing eye companion.

# Pros and Cons

# Pros

  • Democratizes robotics, enabling underrepresented groups to benefit from the rapid advancements of the field.
  • Great showcase of tech for good.
  • Some concepts and components that this project entails can be transferable to other innovations.
  • If development and testing go according to plan, a seeing eye robot can eventually relieve some seeing eye dogs of guiding duties, which we — as human beings — are not sure if the dogs want them in the first place.

# Cons

  • We still have a long way to go before we reach a version that can safely replace a seeing eye dog.

# First Created

December, 2018

# Inventgineer

Kathy Li

Last Updated: 11/4/2019, 6:37:24 PM