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1. (WO2017180756) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING PHYSICAL OBJECTS USING LIVE IMAGE FEEDS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/180756    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/027227
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 3/048
G06F 17/30
H04N 7/18
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: CLARK, Jimmie, Russell
STALDER, Ryan
SIERANSKI, Gregory
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING PHYSICAL OBJECTS USING LIVE IMAGE FEEDS
Abstract:
Described are systems and methods for providing a live image feed of a physical object in a section within a facility. Physical objects can be disposed in the facility within multiple sections. Image capturing devices and kiosks can also be disposed in the facility. A kiosk receives an search input string associated with a physical object. The kiosk transmits the search input string to a central computing system. The central computing system determines the exact physical location within the section of the facility in which the physical object is to be disposed. The central computing system determines the closest image capturing device to the exact physical location within the section of the facility in which the physical object is to be disposed. The central computing system can control the determined image capturing device to capture a live video feed of the exact physical location within the section of the facility.