Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
6/28/2012
05:56 PM
Patrick Houston
Patrick Houston
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
Facebook
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Intel Puts Future On Exhibit

Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
Previous
3 of 7
Next


A team of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University collaborated with Intel to use embedded systems in a pioneering new way: to create a robot that can march up and down the aisles of a store scanning every item on the shelves along the way. The robot doesn't just "see" the shelves--it maps them, and precisely. Think of it as Google maps with Street View, only for a store. And the data the robot generates isn't just for helping you find your way to an item. A tireless robot would allow a store to follow its stocks down to the item. Imagine the savings from instantaneously ordering just the right amount of product, or the sales generated by having a fast-moving item always in stock.

Recommended Reading:

New Technology Adds Keyboard Feel To Touchscreens

InFocus Creates Giant Tablet For Conference Rooms

Navy Opens New Research Facility for Robotics

Facebook Buys Face.com: At What Privacy Cost?

Leap Motion: Control PC With Hand Gestures

DARPA Challenge Seeks Robots To Drive Into Disasters

10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups

Robot Jellyfish May Be Underwater Spy Of Future

Previous
3 of 7
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Leo Regulus
50%
50%
Leo Regulus,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/3/2012 | 6:51:55 PM
re: Intel Puts Future On Exhibit
Please, I can't find your 'View-as-one-page' option.
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - August 27, 2014
Who wins in cloud price wars? Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Howard Marks talks about steps to take in choosing the right cloud storage solutions for your IT problems
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.