Teaching robots to adjust their grip the way humans do

Pick up that can. Now say you had to put it down on its side rather than its base, how would you go about doing it? Very easily and without thinking about it, no doubt. But simple manipulations like that, which allow us to interact fluidly with objects and environments, are actually incredibly hard… [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


Now say you had to put it down on its side rather than its base, how would you go about doing it?
But simple manipulations like that, which allow us to interact fluidly with objects and environments, are actually incredibly hard for robots to pull off.
Researchers at MIT are working to make it a little bit easier.
Nikhil Chavan-Dafle is a mechanical engineering grad student who has been working for some time on allowing robots (a robot arm, specifically) to use the environment to their advantage when moving objects around.
Being able to improvise in order to complete a task is a great skill for a robot to have.

Opinion… * Man-Made


A robot using the environment to its advantage when moving objects around with its arm. #AI #Rbotics #Trend

Source: Techcrunch