Robotics Technology
Robot-Readable Wall Clock

This QR code clock offers a fun notion — signs or other visual cues for the benefit of robots.

Our “Clock for Robots” is something from this coming robot-readable world. It acts as dynamic signage for computers. It is an object that signal both time and place to artificial eyes.

It is a sign in a public space displaying dynamic code that is both here and now. Connected devices in this space are looking for this code, so the space can broker authentication and communication more efficiently.

[Via Beyond the Beyond]

20 thoughts on “Robot-Readable Wall Clock

  1. It’s not a QR code, it’s a Data matrix, they probably used a Data Matrix because QR codes are proprietary and Data Matrixes (matrices?) are open.

  2. It’s not a QR code, it’s a Data matrix, they probably used a Data Matrix because QR codes are proprietary and Data Matrixes (matrices?) are open.

      1. Oh, I must have mixed up QR and EZ codes. (I only knew the difference because of this article: http://hackaday.com/2011/08/23/barcode-tattoo-has-a-lot-of-thought-put-into-it/ )

  3. Yea, what Seth said.

    It also looks like it’s just an idea and they haven’t actually built one, but it’s a pretty cool idea.  I didn’t quite see the point until the video showed them scanning one to show it decoding as “At so-and-so around 9:30”.  Great way to encourage people to advertise for you.

  4. “It is an object that signal both time and place to artificial eyes.”

    Ok but if we are talking about robots – It’s probably logical that the robot entered the room would know exactly where he enters. Otherwise would not come there ??? I’ll skip the fact that robots can have an internal clock and gps locator.

  5. This is kinda cool.  I can see this being useful for synchronizing time on non-connected devices.  There’s also a coolness factor that you accuracy-obsessed nerds don’t seem to appreciate.

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