Robots can now pick up any object after inspecting it

  • MIT researchers have developed a new system that allows robots to be able to visually inspect and then pick up new object, without human guidance.

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  • This is an amazing improvement that opens great opportunities for future robots helping manually with complex tasks (I hope that I get a humanoid robot to help me do the house chores before I die). What I still don't understand is why all robots are so incredibly slow. Do you program them to be slow or are they performing such complex calculations that it takes many seconds to pick up a shoe? Same thing happened with the robots that took part in the latests Darpa Challenges...

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