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Undergraduates Building Autonomous Wheelchair

With the help of robotics engineer Dan Barry, a group of Mount Holyoke computer science students is creating an autonomous wheelchair that will hopefully one day allow people with severe neurological disorders to get around on their own.

The chair was put through its paces last summer in a trial run at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. The students, along with Barry and computer science professor Audrey Lee-St. John, are now using feedback from hospital workers to further develop the chair.

Max Pearlstein
Mount Holyoke College Office of Communications

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