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.
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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.
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