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Video: Robot guide dog uses Microsoft Kinect to navigate obstacles

Oh, Japan. There you go again.

Oh, Japan. There you go again.

Japanese manufacturer NSK has been hard at work creating a four-legged robot they hope could eventually be used as a mechanical guide dog for the blind.

A recent prototype, seen here, deftly uses a Microsoft Kinect to notice and navigate stairs and other obstacles, which is pretty damn cool.

(Via Plastic Pals)

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