Smartphone app for visually impaired users from Carnegie Mellon

Martial Hebert, director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mello
n, said that from localisation information to understanding of objects, they have been creating technologies to make the real-world environment more accessible for everyone. “With our long history of developing technologies for humans and robots that will complement humans’ missing abilities to sense the surrounding world, this open platform will help expand the horizon for global collaboration to open up the new real-world accessibility era for the visually impaired in the near future,” said Hebert.