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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Swarms of Internal Drones

Precisely what we proposed at one time internally, but the tech of the time did not permit it.  Primary issues was battery life, size and sensor capability.  Linking to RFID was attractive.   Tasking these swarms to look for maintenance issues as well as taking inventory.

MIT researchers use drone fleets to track warehouse inventory
The small, safe UAVs can be used with existing RFID-tracking setups.  by David Lumb

Imagine a warehouse buzzing with tiny drones that automatically track and monitor inventory from afar, leaving workers free to manage and move material. That's the new system developed by MIT researchers, which could prevent mismatches and help employees find particular items faster on top of looking really cool with a bunch of worker drones zipping around.  ... " 

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