30 August 2012 Children’s robotic wheelchair selected for UK Dyson Award runners up Children’s robotic wheelchair selected for UK Dyson Award runners up A small robotic wheelchair designed to give independent mobility to children with disabilities has been selected as one of eight UK James Dyson Award runners up that will go forward to the international stage. Using a combination of sensors and robotic technology, the Assistive Robotic Transport for Youngsters (ARTY) perceives its environment and makes control decisions to avoid crashes. Although the device can be fully autonomous, it also provides a shared control approach to give freedom of mobility to children and allow them to practise driving skills. Built on top of a base wheelchair, ARTY collects the data it receives, such as joystick movement, which could help therapists make better treatment decisions. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://jamesdysonaward.org Companies Dyson Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.