Video Friday: Insect-Inspired Flying Robot, and More

When we think of robots manipulating objects, we tend to think of endless banks of robot arms in some high-tech assembly line, dancing their mechanical dance in perfect synchronization. They grab an object, turn it round a bit, and put it down again, before repeating the action with an identical object time and again. But what if a robot could look at any item, and decide how best to pick it up, and perform tasks with it, all by itself? That's the aim of DON a new neural network and robotic hand at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)... Continue Reading MIT's DON the robot is a master of dexterity Category: Robotics Tags: Hand MIT Neural Network Robot

Video Friday: Insect-Inspired Flying Robot, and More

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Fri 14 Sep 18 from IEEE Spectrum

AI and optics combine to produce picky robots

New approach points to more efficient machines that require less training to achieve more. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

MIT's DON the robot is a master of dexterity

When we think of robots manipulating objects, we tend to think of endless banks of robot arms in some high-tech assembly line, dancing their mechanical dance in perfect synchronization. ...

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Gizmag

Robot can pick up any object after inspecting it

Humans have long been masters of dexterity, a skill that can largely be credited to the help of our eyes. Robots, meanwhile, are still catching up. Certainly there's been some progress: for ...

Mon 10 Sep 18 from TechXplore

Robot can pick up any object after inspecting it, Wed 12 Sep 18 from SpaceDaily

The robot that can see! New AI that can inspect an unfamiliar object and pick it up

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new system which they have dubbed 'Dense Object Nets' (DON).

Mon 10 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

MIT machine vision system figures out what it's looking at by itself

Robotic vision is already pretty good, assuming that it's being used within the narrow bounds of the application for which it's been designed. That's fine for machines ...

Mon 10 Sep 18 from Engadget

Machine vision system helps robots get picky

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new machine vision system that helps robots identify and pick up objects. Known ...

Mon 10 Sep 18 from The Engineer

This One-Armed Robot Is Super Manipulative (in a Good Way)

Researchers have taught a robot to fish for boots, like in the cartoons. That could be big news for robots still struggling to get a grip on our complicated world.

Mon 10 Sep 18 from Wired Science

Robots with computer vision can pick objects

Mon 10 Sep 18 from The Hindu

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