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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Robotic Library Inventory

Inventory taking and misplaced items.

Robot Takes Stock of Books at Akita Public Library

The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Tsutomu Yamatani, April 12, 2022

The loan and return procedures at the Omonogawa Library in Yokote, Akita Prefecture, Japan, have been fully automated as part of a trial in which a robot was used to locate books by reading data stored in integrated circuit (IC) tags on each volume. The test involved applying IC tags to 20,000 books; a converted dish delivery robot read the data stored in the IC tags to take inventory in "several tens of minutes," a task that library staff would have needed an entire day to complete. The robot achieved a 99.5% accuracy rate in reading data from the IC tags.  ...' 

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