A team of American scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a robot arm that is able to find specific items in a pile of different things out of the machine’s field of view. This was reported on the official website of the university.
As specified, the device is able to build a 3D model of the environment by scanning through the built-in cameras. The robot then analyzes the objects with radio waves that pass through many solid objects, thanks to which the system is able to see all objects, even those at the very bottom of the pile. After that, the development algorithm adds up the received data and calculates the most probable search area, where it starts working with a robotic hand with fingers. Specialists plan to introduce a device for working in warehouses or searching for missing items.
Earlier, employees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology introduced tiny firefly robots that can be used to help in search and rescue operations.