One of the annoying things of our human nature is losing stuff. Imagine you are in a hurry and suddenly your keys decided to hide from you. You lost precious time as well as your peace of mind.
Researchers at MIT created a robot that finds lost items. They built a system called RFusion, a robotic arm with a camera and radio frequency (RF) antenna attached to its gripper. The antenna provides the signal with the help of the camera as its visual input. The robot can find items even when completely out of sight, such as things buried in a pile.
Finally, there'll probably be no lost keys in the future. Learn more about the research over at MIT News.
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