Drones Relay RFID Signals for Inventory Control

 

Aug 25 2017 – Larry Hardesty – MIT News Office

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags in large warehouses at a distance of several meters, while identifying the tags’ locations with an average error of about 19 centimeters. This new system could save retailers billions lost through faulty inventory records.