This MIT robot is better at picking up mugs than you

CNET | 3/20/2019 | Marrian Zhou
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This robot can pick up and place down an object without having seen it before.

Robots may one day help you with chores like unloading the dishwasher or cleaning the kitchen.

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Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) earlier this week said they've developed robots that can do many different pick-and-place tasks without having seen the objects they're dealing with.

"Robots can pick almost anything up, but if it's an object they haven't seen before, they can't actually put it down in any meaningful way," said Russ Tedrake, a senior author of the project and MIT professor, in a blog post. "Understanding just a little bit more about the object -- the location of a few key points -- is enough to enable a wide range of useful manipulation tasks."

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CSAIL's robots can estimate an object's position and...
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