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Robot Navigation and QR Codes

Programmers won’t like the lack of an algorithmic solution, but this looks like a good idea:

Interesting though these problems are, there is another way of doing things. Most robots navigate around a “built” environment and there is no reason why we can’t simply augment the environment so that the robot finds it easier to find its position. You can think up advanced technological ways of labeling the environment with RF beacons and so on, but a much simpler way is to use a real physical label.

This is ok for the lab, but I don’t think people would want these labels all over their house.  Although kosher homes have those “Meat” and “Dairy” labels on the cupboards, so who knows?

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