Mobility device for the blind works like a handheld robotic guide dog

Key to this is what’s known as a control moment gyroscope, which often features as part of spacecraft attitude control systems, including that used on the International Space Station. This enables Theia to provide force feedback depending on where it’s headed and move the user’s hand as a way of leading them to a desired direction, much like a guide dog’s brace.

Theia would find its way around through a lidar and camera system that enables it to build a three-dimensional image of the environment