Autonomous wheelchair assists with user independence

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Once the figment of science fiction films, autonomous technologies have broke into the real world with trials of self-delivering cars on the roads and mobile surveillance units in partnership with drones. More and more, it seems that the mind-boggling technologies portrayed by Hollywood are becoming a reality. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, known as SMART, and the Future Urban Mobility (FM) Interdisciplinary Research Group based in Singapore have tapped into the potential of autonomous devices with their first self-driving wheelchair. The first of its kind, the wheelchair has been trialled by those who are wheelchair dependent at Changi General…

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