Guide dogs on wheels !


John Holcomb II
 

Erh yeah I'd say! Lol
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 8:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Well, I sure wish I had a guide woman. She could cook my meals, clean house, shine my shoes, be in my bed etc. etc.

Oh wow, I think I just realized why I ain't married.

Cheers,

James B


James Bentley
 

Well, I sure wish I had a guide woman. She could cook my meals, clean house, shine my shoes, be in my bed etc. etc.

Oh wow, I think I just realized why I ain't married.

Cheers,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marilyn and Don Bilderback
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 12:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

And with the sighted model, you get to have them sleep in your bed!! lol

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 10:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Listers,

Unlike a dog, but sort of like a cat, a seeing-eye woman or man, do have a mind of their own and are subject to change without notice.
Now, there are probably some non-binary partners on this list and they also walk under the "more fun, may change without notice" umbrella.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: May 17, 2021 4:54 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me
around I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail
isn't cutting it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real
live animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real
Furry companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be
that it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular
basis. I wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture
an AI guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY
10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an
obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming
cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the
wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions The e-Guide Dog records and
replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths
users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and
steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This
detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are
colour blind and unable to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students
across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG
Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote
Board. The grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki
Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP
stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the
main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that
the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with
visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a
cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide
wayfinding instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the
National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to
improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and
hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-tr
affic-
light-signals/


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Marilyn and Don Bilderback
 

And with the sighted model, you get to have them sleep in your bed!! lol

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 10:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Listers,

Unlike a dog, but sort of like a cat, a seeing-eye woman or man, do have a mind of their own and are subject to change without notice.
Now, there are probably some non-binary partners on this list and they also walk under the "more fun, may change without notice" umbrella.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: May 17, 2021 4:54 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me
around I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail
isn't cutting it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real
live animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real
Furry companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be
that it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular
basis. I wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture
an AI guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY
10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an
obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming
cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the
wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions The e-Guide Dog records and
replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths
users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and
steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This
detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are
colour blind and unable to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students
across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG
Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote
Board. The grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki
Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP
stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the
main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that
the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with
visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a
cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide
wayfinding instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the
National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to
improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and
hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-tr
affic-
light-signals/


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Monte Single
 

Hi Listers,

Unlike a dog, but sort of like a cat, a seeing-eye woman or man, do have a mind of their own and are subject to change without notice.
Now, there are probably some non-binary partners on this list and they also walk under the "more fun, may change without notice" umbrella.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: May 17, 2021 4:54 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me
around I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail
isn't cutting it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real
live animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real
Furry companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be
that it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular
basis. I wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture
an AI guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY
10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an
obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming
cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the
wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions The e-Guide Dog records and
replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths
users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and
steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This
detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are
colour blind and unable to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students
across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG
Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote
Board. The grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki
Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP
stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the
main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that
the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with
visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a
cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide
wayfinding instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the
National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to
improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and
hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-tr
affic-
light-signals/


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goshawk on horseback
 

being a fanatical open water swimmer, for me a guide sealion would be a super thing to have.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor" <victorelawrence@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2021 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me around
I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail isn't cutting
it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live
animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY 10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog
for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide
dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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Victor
 

That’s the best seeing eye companion.

Victor

On May 17, 2021, at 5:15 AM, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com> wrote:

I am blessed with a seeing eye wife, and she is lovely beyond words. Cheers!

On 17/5/2021 6:53 pm, Victor wrote:
Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:
Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me around
I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail isn't cutting
it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live
animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY 10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog
for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide
dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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Jaffar Sidek
 

I am blessed with a  seeing eye wife, and she is lovely beyond words.  Cheers!

On 17/5/2021 6:53 pm, Victor wrote:
Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me around
I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail isn't cutting
it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live
animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY 10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog
for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide
dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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chris judge
 

I have one of those, but she's dam near as blind as I am lol.


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: May 17, 2021 7:54 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor
On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me
around I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail
isn't cutting it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real
live animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real
Furry companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be
that it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular
basis. I wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture
an AI guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY
10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an
obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming
cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the
wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions The e-Guide Dog records and
replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths
users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and
steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This
detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are
colour blind and unable to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students
across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG
Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote
Board. The grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki
Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP
stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the
main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that
the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with
visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a
cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide
wayfinding instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the
National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to
improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and
hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-tr
affic-
light-signals/


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Victor
 

Hi Pam:

I am a cat person as well. They are much more independent than dogs.

Grumpy Dave, I like your idea of having a seeing eye woman. A seeing eye woman would be much more fun than seeing eye dog. LOL

Victor

On May 17, 2021, at 12:32 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@gmail.com> wrote:

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me around
I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail isn't cutting
it.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live
animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY 10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog
for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide
dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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chris judge
 

Well, as soon as I've successfully trained one of mine to lead me around
I'll let you know my secret. So far a string tied to the tail isn't cutting
it.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: May 16, 2021 9:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live
animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals MAY 10, 2021
6:01 AM Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog
for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions, which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide
dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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Pamela Dominguez
 

I would go for the wheeley dog, or however they do it, because my real live animal of choice is a cat. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Vandervest
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


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goshawk on horseback
 

in my view, it's a question of which would you rather buy?
A, something that does a job up to a point, but has a number of limitations, so is only reasonably useful.
or B, even if it is a bit more expensive, something that is really useful in virtually all places/environments, and that can really help as well.

I know which I would choose.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@windstream.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Simon, I think you have some great ideas. These ideas could
make the guide dog on wheels be almost as good as a guide
guy like my husband.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of goshawk on
horseback
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !
Importance: High

sounds like a good start, but I can think of a few possible
improvements, as
follows:
1, giving it gps and maps, to A, improve accuracy further,
and B, actually work out routs, either when in a new area,
or for those who have little or no sense of direction, so
don't have any routs to teach it.
2, giving it OCR, which could be used for all sorts of
things, such as reading road or shop signs, to improve it's
accuracy still further, and making it more useful in places
like shopping centres, reading bus info, which could help
one find the right bus, and get off it at the right place,
and probably a range of other uses.
and 3, giving it proper legs and walking movements. I say
this, as only giving it wheels would make it very limited in
indoor environments, such as department stores, shopping
centres, hotels, blocks of flats, airports, train stations,
the tube, etc. where there could well be stairs or
escalators to be used, or even things like rough ground for
those in to country walks. where as with legs and the right
movements, it could very probably navigate these as well.

don't get me wrong, I really like the idea, but if it is
going to be really useful, then personally, I do think it
has a way to go yet.

Simon


----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:04 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted
below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light
signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect
when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to
oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to
the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to
an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records
paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect
obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents
from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial
intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road.
This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour
blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP
students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant
by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the
Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr
Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's
graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of
what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to
those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community
during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs
Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd
said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons
with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog
onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to
provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot
guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstac
les-and-traffic-light-signals/


Peace Be With You.
















Carolyn Arnold
 

Simon, I think you have some great ideas. These ideas could
make the guide dog on wheels be almost as good as a guide
guy like my husband.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of goshawk on
horseback
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !
Importance: High

sounds like a good start, but I can think of a few possible
improvements, as
follows:
1, giving it gps and maps, to A, improve accuracy further,
and B, actually work out routs, either when in a new area,
or for those who have little or no sense of direction, so
don't have any routs to teach it.
2, giving it OCR, which could be used for all sorts of
things, such as reading road or shop signs, to improve it's
accuracy still further, and making it more useful in places
like shopping centres, reading bus info, which could help
one find the right bus, and get off it at the right place,
and probably a range of other uses.
and 3, giving it proper legs and walking movements. I say
this, as only giving it wheels would make it very limited in
indoor environments, such as department stores, shopping
centres, hotels, blocks of flats, airports, train stations,
the tube, etc. where there could well be stairs or
escalators to be used, or even things like rough ground for
those in to country walks. where as with legs and the right
movements, it could very probably navigate these as well.

don't get me wrong, I really like the idea, but if it is
going to be really useful, then personally, I do think it
has a way to go yet.

Simon


----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:04 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted
below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light
signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype
robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect
when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes
that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to
oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to
the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to
an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records
paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's
wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to
provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect
obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents
from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial
intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road.
This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour
blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP
students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead
specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the
polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant
by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the
Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr
Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's
graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of
what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to
those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community
during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs
Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually
impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd
said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons
with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog
onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to
provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum
of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot
guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the
project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstac
les-and-traffic-light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


James Bentley
 

Where can I get one.

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

<Smile> I choose to use my Cane most of the time, but nothing beats
having a Seeing Eye Woman.


Grumpy Dave


Monte Single
 

Grump, grump, grump!
I have not been following this threadm so if my question is out of focus, just ignore it.
How big is the dog, how big are the wheels?
Do the dog wheels have breaks?
What about hills, stairs, curbs, puddles and snow??
These are serious questions.

Cheers,

Monte

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: May 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

<Smile> I choose to use my Cane most of the time, but nothing beats having a Seeing Eye Woman.


Grumpy Dave


Dave
 

<Smile>  I choose to use my Cane most of the time, but nothing beats
having a Seeing Eye Woman.


Grumpy Dave


goshawk on horseback
 

I know what you mean, I love being out on my horse for example. so that's all well and good, if like us, you don't mind putting in the work of looking after it, and in the case of the standard guide dog, having to adapt to it's needs, rather than it adapting to suit you. for the rest however, this is a very good idea, and with the robot, one wouldn't have any of the aggravation in places such as restaurants, or with taxis, that probably just about every guide dog owner/user has very probably experienced.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Vandervest" <timelord09@comcast.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


Peace Be With You.
















William Vandervest
 

Sorry, I prefer O/E (Organic Intellegence) dogs, nothing beats a real Furry
companion, still, I hope this works out.



William Vandervest
timelord09@comcast.net
Win10 latest revision

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

William Vandervest

u

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 19:36
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


goshawk on horseback
 

sounds like a good start, but I can think of a few possible improvements, as follows:
1, giving it gps and maps, to A, improve accuracy further, and B, actually work out routs, either when in a new area, or for those who have little or no sense of direction, so don't have any routs to teach it.
2, giving it OCR, which could be used for all sorts of things, such as reading road or shop signs, to improve it's accuracy still further, and making it more useful in places like shopping centres, reading bus info, which could help one find the right bus, and get off it at the right place, and probably a range of other uses.
and 3, giving it proper legs and walking movements. I say this, as only giving it wheels would make it very limited in indoor environments, such as department stores, shopping centres, hotels, blocks of flats, airports, train stations, the tube, etc. where there could well be stairs or escalators to be used, or even things like rough ground for those in to country walks. where as with legs and the right movements, it could very probably navigate these as well.

don't get me wrong, I really like the idea, but if it is going to be really useful, then personally, I do think it has a way to go yet.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:04 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !


Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way. It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable, an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman, Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane, which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-light-signals/


Peace Be With You.


James Bentley
 

I find this very interesting. Perhaps its greatest advantage will be that
it can memorize several routes that the user takes on a regular basis. I
wonder how it might deal with unexpected deviations from a regular route.
For example, a bicycle laying across a side walk.

Several companies, universities, and groups have tried to manufacture an AI
guide dog. I hope this one works in our life times.

Thanks for the article,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Guide dogs on wheels !

Hi Everyone,
Well, I couldn't pass up this article I copied and pasted below.

Janet

Guide dog on wheels detects obstacles and traffic light signals
MAY 10, 2021 6:01 AM
Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic students develop a prototype robot dog for the
visually impaired that reads out directions and even "barks.
What is the prototype called and how does it work?
The e-Guide Dog is equipped with laser scanners that detect when an obstacle
is in the way. It can also be programmed with preset routes that will give
its user directions.
The e-Guide Dog can detect and will even alert users to oncoming cyclists by
playing the sound of a dog barking.
Instead of a leash, the user holds onto a handle attached to the wheeled
device as it is pushed by the user.
What are the main functions of the e-Guide Dog?
The e-Guide Dog has three key functions
The e-Guide Dog records and replays travelling paths up to an accuracy of
one metre.
It is equipped with a built-in digital compass that records paths users
take. The data is provided by encoders at the e-Guide Dog's wheel. These
encoders
monitor the robot's wheel revolutions and steering angles to provide a more
accurate guide for users.
Obstacle Detection:
The robot is equipped with laser scanners that detect obstacles in the way.
It then navigates its user around them, preventing accidents from occurring.
Traffic Light Signal Detection:
The e-Guide Dog is also equipped with artificial intelligence that can
identify when traffic light signals turn from red to green.
The robot will then alert the user when to cross the road. This detection is
a plus for the e-Guide Dog as regular guide dogs are colour blind and unable
to detect colour changes.
The e-Guide Dog was developed by a team of more than six NYP students across
several semesters who were led by Dr Kong Wai Ming, lead specialist of the
biomedical engineering and materials group at the polytechnic's School of
Engineering.
The project is backed by the Enabling Lives Initiative Grant by SG Enable,
an agency that supports people with disabilities, and the Tote Board. The
grant
funds innovations that support persons with disabilities.
On Wednesday May 5, the project earned recognition from Dr Maliki Osman,
Second Minister for Education, during the polytechnic's graduation ceremony.
In his speech, Dr Maliki said the project was an example of what NYP stands
for - "innovation and enterprise, anchored in service to those around us."
Was there any collaboration with the blindness community during development?
During development, the team worked with Guide Dogs Singapore - the main
charity in Singapore that pairs guide dogs with the visually impaired - to
test
the device.
Vanessa Loh, the General Manager of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd said that the
e-Guide Dog would serve as a useful mobility aid for persons with visual
impairment.
Are there any other uses for this technology?
The NYP team adapted the technology behind the e-Guide Dog onto a cane,
which was fitted with sensors and encoders on wheels to provide wayfinding
instructions,
which they showcased at an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore
last December. the team is seeking to improve its robot guide dog by working
with industry partners and hopefully commercialize the project.


https://coolblindtech.com/guide-dog-on-wheels-detects-obstacles-and-traffic-
light-signals/


Peace Be With You.