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    Vision and Radio Frequency Combine to Detect Hidden Objects

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    MIT researchers combined traditional characteristics of computer vision with radio sensing to enable a robot to detect occluded, or blocked objects. In application, the development could streamline e-commerce fulfillment in warehouses or help a machine detect a particular object in a disordered context.

    It also directly addresses the notions of perception and picking, both of which are roadblocks in the industry today, said Alberto Rodriguez, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. With optical vision alone, robots are unable to find items packed within boxes or hidden behind another object on a shelf. Radio waves, because they are able to pass through walls, are an attractive option in overcoming this…

    Apr, 05 2021 |

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