WiFi helps robots navigate indoors


Publication/Creation Date
May 20 2022
Creators/Contributors
Dinesh Bharadia (creator)
Aditya Arun (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Discursive Type
Inventions
Description
"Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a low cost, low power technology to help robots accurately map their way indoors, even in poor lighting and without recognizable landmarks or features. The technology consists of sensors that use WiFi signals to help the robot map where it’s going. It’s a new approach to indoor robot navigation. Most systems rely on optical light sensors such as cameras and LiDARs. In this case, the so-called “WiFi sensors” use radio frequency signals rather than light or visual cues to see, so they can work in conditions where cameras and LiDARs struggle—in low light, changing light, and repetitive environments such as long corridors and warehouses."
HCI Platform
Robotical
Relation to Body
Around
Technology Keywords
Robotics, Radio Frequency, Sensors
Keywords
Navigation
Marketing Keywords
WiFi
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjalvBHqC94

Date archived
May 24 2022
Last edited
May 24 2022
How to cite this entry
Dinesh Bharadia, Aditya Arun. (May 20 2022). "WiFi helps robots navigate indoors". University Of California At San Diego. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5760