Richmond, Virginia, VA, UNITED STATES
Dr. Ye's research interests include Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, 3D Computer Vision, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems.
PhD, Electrical Engineering
Next Avenue online
It’s not available commercially yet, but a device called the RoboCane is in the works. Developed in part through a grant from the National Eye Institute, the robotic cane is the creation of Cang Ye, a computer scientist at Virginia Commonwealth University. It’s equipped with a 3-D camera and computer that detects and recognizes structures and potential obstacles, and is able to alert the user with voice prompts.view more
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering online
The Co-robotic Cane is one of the eight medical technology demonstrations presented to Congress at the 2017 AIMBE Congressional Medical Technology Exhibition.view more
National Eye Institute, NIH online
Co-Robotic Cane and Robotic Glove are featured at National Eye Institute news release.view more
NIH Record online
Dr. Ye shows off Co-Robotic Cane at 2016 Congressional Robotics Caucus.view more
Co-Robotic Cane is featured at PopularScience.view more
NINR, NIBIB and NICHD, NIH
The objective of the project is to develop a novel quadrupedal human-assistive robotic platform. The compact and lightweight robot will actuated by high-power-density chmo-fluidic actuators and guided by a 3D computer vision system, which also provides a contactless interface for human-robot interaction.
National Eye Institute, NIH
The research goal is to develop new computer vision and human-robot interaction methods for a co-robotic assistive device that can help a visually impaired individual locate a target object and manipulate the object as needed.
NIBIB and National Eye Institute, NIH
The proposed research’s goal is to develop new computer vision and human-device interaction methods for a co-robotic navigation aid, called Co-Robotic Cane, for the visually impaired.
Federal Highway Administration, DOT
The objective of the project is to develop a wayfinding tool that can help a visually impaired individual achieve independent travel in transportation terminals and outdoor pedestrian environments.