Situm Technologies: The Google Maps for indoors, where GPS fails

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It uses AI and mobile robotics to create high-precision, low-cost indoor location tech that integrates data processed from multiple radio and inertial sensors

Love can inspire many things, including scientific invention, as was in the case of Victor Álvarez Santos. The intelligent systems specialist dreamt of designing and building a robot that could physically guide his visually impaired girlfriend, now wife, in her daily movements about. In fact, that was the subject of his PhD paper, "Development of a general purpose tour-guide robot able to learn routes from people and to adapt and move in unstructured and crowded environments." Álvarez's research also laid the foundations of Situm Technologies ("Situm"), an indoor positioning tech...
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