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A robot suitcase could replace canes and guide dogs for blind people

A robot suitcase could replace canes and guide dogs for blind people

That's the challenge faced by Chieko Asakawa, a computer scientist and IBM researcher. Asakawa splits her time between the US and Japan, making the journey monthly. If traveling unaccompanied she has to be escorted by airport staff at both ends of the flight, which sometimes involves waiting and denies her autonomy.

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