A group of scientists and engineers working out of the University of St. Andrews over in Scotland have gone ahead and developed a futuristic and unbelievable precise sensor system that is capable of identifying objects simply based on touch.
The sensor system is equipped with a small platform that objects can be placed on, at which point it can accurately identify them. It makes use of a vast database of objects that it has been programmed to identify.
This high-tech sensor system could be of great use in industrial settings, where it could be used for example to sort between different kinds of objects in recycling facilities, or used to organize products in warehouses. It could even be used in more consumer-facing applications to ease object identification.
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