Electric mobility chairs make life a lot easier for all kinds of people, but whether it's brain fade or just from a failure to pay attention, these people sometimes make stupid mistakes like driving down stairs. This smarter mobility chair aims to avoid that problem.
A group of robotics experts at Case Western Reserve University are developing the chair so it can recognize and avoid those pesky stairs, or other potential hazards like objects in the chair's path. They also want to enhance its voice control beyond common instructions like "left" and "forward," to more complex commands like "take me to the vending machine."
I wonder if "take me to the nearest Old Country Buffet" will be a recognized command?