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Meet wi-GO, a grocery cart that follows disabled shoppers
posted June 11 2011 19:20.42 by Giorgos Lazaridis




Here is another Kinect hack. wi-GO is a robotic system that helps a disabled persons, elderly and pregnant women to do their shopping. The cart autonomously follows a specific target.

wi-GO is a project that seeks to unite the technological knowledge and liability in the construction of a common path toward integration and improved quality of life. With the aim of building a barrier-free society, the project wi-GO is a robot system based on sensor technology Kinect that enables the disabled person, but also the elderly and pregnant women, among others, carry objects without difficulty, comfortably and safely. Scheduled to follow the people, promotes mobility, reduces the inability of people with physical disabilities, ensuring integration and quality of life.




[Via: engadget]    [Link: wi-GO Project]
Tags: robot   mechanical   sensors   artistic   kinect   autonomous   xbox   health & nature   
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