Jul 202011

Vroom. Can't see. Awesome.

Anthrobotic has previously covered Dennis Hong’s RoMeLa robotics initiative (calling him the Renaissance Roboticist), and now he’s writing for CNN and doing a TED talk, specifically addressing somewhat autonomous driving and feedback systems for blind drivers.

Why spend all that effort on a tiny fraction of human population?  Well, the blind are obviously the perfect set of humans to test driverless cars for those of us who can see, but, you know, don’t want to pay attention to the road, want to increase traffic safety, and would also enjoy decreased congestion and stuff.

As I’ve said before, this guy is neck-deep in the future of American and global robotics industries and economies, so, you know, recognize!


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  1. […] and yet another example of technology extending the reach of disabled people.  As with the earlier post about blind people working with self-driving cars, these systems are at the moment kinda taking a dry run with disabled humans – as they […]