A West Coast startup is creating lots of excitement with its innovative plan to use drones as RFID readers. ADASA Inc., which emerged from stealth mode this summer, expects its “flying robot” readers to be commercially available in June.
ADASA is targeting the retail market, where the unmanned flying robots would compete with fixed and handheld readers and potentially revolutionize the way that RFID is deployed.
It’s not the first time that drones have functioned as RFID readers. A non-profit group in Kenya uses RFID readers on drones used to track endangered rhinos.
“Our flying robot answers a market need for low cost inventory readings,” says ADASA founder Clarke McAllister.
Look for more details in tomorrow’s issue of RFID 24-7.