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Technology student designs ‘robotic guide dog’ to help the visually impaired


A university student has designed a “robotic guide dog” that will help support visually impaired people who are unable to house a real animal. The product, designed by Anthony Camu, replicates the functions of a guide dog as well as programming quick and safe routes to destinations using real-time data. Mr Camu, a final year Industrial Design and Technology student, was inspired by virtual reality gaming consoles and created the prototype – named “Theia” after the Titan goddess of sight. Theia is a portable and concealable handheld device that guides users through outdoor environments and large indoor spaces with very little input.

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