Robot Seeks Lost Shoes
A team from Cornell led by Ashutosh Saxena managed to program a robot to find shoes. The software contains an FECCM algorithm and data with characteristics of the footwear and the searchbot is trained to look for places, such as under a bed or sofa, that they might be hidden. The bot can also grasp the object without damaging it. It can be retrained to find other objects, so maybe it can discover socks that get eaten in the washing machine.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 2, 2011 11:16 AM