Japan Builds Kinect-Powered Robotic Guide Dog

Japan Builds Kinect-Powered Robotic Guide Dog
technology

A robotic seeing-eye dog uses Microsoft's XBox 360 Kinect peripheral and will be released commercially in 2020.

Liz Walsh
  • 8 november 2011

Japanese robot maker NSK has unleashed the latest prototype of its robotic seeing-eye dog. This helpful hound uses Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect peripheral to sense the world around it.

The dog zips around on four wheels, tugging along his visually-impaired friend on an leash-like handle. But when the robodog spies a set of stairs, he really comes into his own.

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