The rehabilitation center city Allentown (USA, Pennsylvania) pass tests robotic wheelchair, which can independently get to any place within the city. Developers dump in this autonomous robot laser sensors and video cameras. Using three-dimensional maps and images of the urban environment, man enough to point the remote control location where you need to get.
In the clinic, a pharmacy, a shop robot chair zavezet itself, taking into account all the “charms” of movement in the city – colliding pedestrians, traffic lights, poles and boxes on sidewalks. It is assumed that such a chair would be very useful for people who are experiencing problems not only with the movement, but with his vision.
Project Wheelchair robot engaged team of Professor John Spletsera (John Spletzer), which has long specialized in automated tools for the disabled.