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Dr. Giudice discusses assistive technology

Nick joins a panel of orientation and mobility experts to discuss his perspectives on the effective design, development, and use of assistive technology. Panelist  described pros and cons of current practices and ideas for future tech development, research, and instruction. URL: https://youtu.be/6q8TBLrHe9s

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Dr. Giudice in 2022 BRAINS Fellows Symposium

Dr. Giudice recently participated as an invited senior mentor in the 2022 BRAINS Fellows Symposium in Seattle WA. BRAINS (Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience) is an annual program that invites promising early career under-represented researchers across neuroscience to a multi-day symposium, held at an island retreat on Bainbridge Island off the coast […]

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VEMI in the News- a Media Post by the University of Maine

With VEMI’s 3rd place win in the Inclusive Design Challenge, put on by the U.S. DOT, the lab has been hitting the news! The University of Maine media team writes an article describing VEMI’s win and some of the news centers that have reported on it. Read more, here: University of Maine News Media features VEMI […]

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Wiredfocus highlights VEMI and the U.S. DOT Inclusive Design Challenge

VEMI placed 3rd in the national competition held by the U.S. DOT to innovate on increasing accessibility in the upcoming technology of autonomous vehicles. For this competition, named the Inclusive Design Challenge, VEMI developed AVA, the Autonomous Vehicle Assistant; a software that gives the user end-to-end assistance on their rideshare- from ordering it all the […]

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Zip-Education posts about VEMI’s Inclusive Design Challenge Win

VEMI placed third in the U.S. DOT Inclusive Design challenge, winning $300,000 with their software, AVA. AVA stands for the Autonomous Vehicle Assistant, and allows the user end-to-end assistance in using a rideshare with an autonomous vehicle. Interviews by University of Maine’s President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and VEMI co-founders Dr. Nicholas Giudice and Dr. Richard Corey […]

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News Center Maine Covers VEMI in the U.S. DOT Inclusive Design Challenge

News Center Maine featured VEMI in an article and News piece entitled “Umaine researchers create software that will make rideshare inclusive”. Here, they explain how AVA, VEMI’s Autonomous Vehicle Assistant software, can help those who are blind or visually impaired use an autonomous vehicle. The article also discusses VEMI’s 3rd place win in the U.S. […]

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Bangor Daily News on VEMI’s Inclusive Design Challenge Win

VEMI was featured in Bangor Daily News on July 27th, 2022. The article discusses the lab’s work for the U.S. DOT’s Inclusive Design Challenge, involving AVA, the Autonomous Vehicle Assistant. Learn more about AVA and the Inclusive Design Challenge here: Bangor Daily News- VEMI

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VEMI wins 3rd in the Inclusive Design Challenge

The Inclusive Design Challenge, put on by the U.S. DOT, looked to create accessible solutions for autonomous vehicles from end-to-end (beginning of their trip from calling a ride to end of the trip where they are at their destination). To help with this, VEMI developed AVA, the Autonomous Vehicle Assistant, an application that identifies hazards, […]

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VEMI Inclusive Design Challenge- University of Maine

The VEMI lab won 3rd place in the Inclusive Design Challenge put on by the U.S. DOT. The article listed below, written by the University of Maine, discusses the project, AVA, and the different stages of the design challenge. Read more here: UMaine VEMI News VEMI Lab researchers earn federal prize, invite to White House for […]

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