MIT’s RF Grasp system uses both a camera and an RF reader to find and grab tagged objects, even when they’re fully blocked from the camera’s view. | Photo Credit: MIT
MIT researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision to locate and grasp items that might otherwise be blocked from view. The advance could one day streamline e-commerce fulfillment in warehouses or help a machine pluck a screwdriver from a jumbled toolkit.
Editor’s Note: This article was republished from MIT News.
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