DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.


DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.


The medical definition of blindness is a condition for the loss of vision due to physiological or neurological factors. It is also referred to a condition in which vision cannot be corrected with prescribed glasses or contact lenses.

There are a variety of different causes for blindness.  These include age-related degeneration, disease, genetic defects, poisoning, and eye injuries caused by physical or environmental factors. This condition has been one of the leading symptoms that were inflicted by negative physiological or physical influence to the eye. Because of this, it causes traumatic impacts to the emotional state of the patient, which produce severe inconvenience to their daily lifestyle.



  One of the most significant issues faced by visually impaired individuals is navigation in an unfamiliar environment. 

In order to address this need, our proposed project is to program and build a robot that is capable of simple obstacle avoidance as well as self-navigation along a previously programmed path. 


Major Constraints

Programming a device that is capable of making decisions independent of a human user can be challenging, which places a heavier emphasis on the algorithm instead of the actual robot itself. 

In addition to the challenge of designing the algorithm, the robot itself cannot be tested unless the program is complete. 

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.