MIT researchers create AI system that could make robots better at handling objects

Generally robots are still a little clumsy, particularly with their fine motor skills. To mimic the dexterity of a human hand researchers are turning to AI. Via Engadget:

A team of scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has developed a system that could one day give robots that same kind of dexterity. Using a model-free reinforcement AI algorithm, they created a simulated, anthropomorphic hand that could manipulate more than 2,000 objects. What’s more, the system didn’t need to know what it was about to pick up to find a way to move it around in its hand.

Read more! and see the report from MIT – Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease


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