Tuesday, October 9, 2012
My Wheelchair Knows More Than Yours
From: University of Michigan EECS News - 2012 - page 25
Prof. Benjamin Kuipers is pursuing research into the areas of robot learning, perception, exploration, spatial mapping and navigation, and human-robot interaction. He and his group are working on the Intelligent Robotic Wheelchair (now in its second generation), which uses laser range-finders and computer vision to perceive a local indoor environment. Recent research results include computer vision methods for indoor scene understanding, control methods for safe and comfortable motion by the wheelchair, and an efficient method for managing a potentially large number of hypothesized cognitive maps. The research in the Kuipers group is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and by the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor.
The Michigan Robotic Wheelchair