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MIT robot uses radio waves to find and retrieve hidden objects

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MIT researchers have developed a robot that can detect and grab objects that are hidden behind walls or pieces of clutter.

The system, called RF-Grasp, uses radio waves to locate items beyond the line-of-sight of a robot’s cameras.

It could help warehouse robots grab customer orders or tools that are occluded behind obstacles.

If an object is concealed, they typically need to explore the environment and search for the item.

“Researchers have been giving robots human-like perception,” said study co-author Fadel Adib.

“We’re trying to give robots superhuman perception.

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RF-Grasp is comprised of a camera on the robot’s wrist and a separate RF reader.

In tests, RF-Grasp successfully identified and moved objects that were concealed behind packaging and other obstacles.

The researchers say the system completed the tasks with about half as much movement as similar robots equipped with only a camera.


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