• As well as being embedded in mobile phones, potential applications range from self-driving cars to virtual reality. The system, which allows cheap antennas to access location data, may also be used in delivery drones to help them drop-off parcels at an exact location.
  • The researchers are developing a “snap-on accessory that will tell smartphones, tablets and virtual reality headsets their precise position and orientation,” according to the university.
  • The receiver, called GRID, was developed over a six-year period. At present, GRID works outside the phone but they hope it will someday be able to run on a phone’s internal processor. To enable further developments to their work, the researchers have created a startup called Radiosense.

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