Robots Now Can See Inside buildings
A new technique has been developed that allows for pairs of Robots to see inside buildings. Using wifi radio signal analysis, the interior layout shape and contents of a building can be determined from outside.
Rooms, walls, objects and people can be detected.
The purported uses for this ‘X-Ray Vision’ capability are
- Search and rescue.
- Detecting occupancy in a home.
- Classification of what an object is made of behind a wall.
- Archaeological digs without needing to dig underground.
I’m excited about how this will be used in Archaeology . Of course, this will also be really useful for the Terminators.
Here is a very good article and a video from researchers at the University of California