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Are robot guide dogs the future?

Summary

Many of us love Guide Dogs and their patter of tiny paws – but could that soon become the patter of tinny paws?Scientists are working on developing robot guide dogs to support visually impaired people who may not be able to have a guide dog. This piece has been written by Fiona and read by Amanda.

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Could AI robot dogs offer an alternative to real guide dogs for visually impaired people?

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Authors

  • Fiona

    Fiona worked as a journalist with local and national newspapers for 12 years before joining local government as a press officer. She also volunteered for several charities, including Mary's Meals, Citizens Advice Scotland and Argyll Talking Newspapers before joining TNF Soundings and returning to her roots of sourcing and writing news articles.

  • Amanda

    Amanda Benzecry graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Classics and, after abandoning plans to become a professional actress, her first career was in advertising. She worked for a number of leading international agencies. After an employment hiatus in order to bring up her two sons, Amanda returned to the workplace – as an Estate Agent. She has continued to act on an amateur basis with local drama groups and has performed across a variety of different theatrical genres, as well as in film and on radio. Amanda lives in southwest London and owns two Romanian rescue dogs, four cats and a variety of fish. She very much enjoys writing and reading - out loud!

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