Teaching robots to learn about the world through touch

 Slowly, but surely, the Baxter robot is learning. It starts as a series random grasps — the big, red robot pokes and prods clumsily at objects on the table in front of it. The process is pretty excruciating to us humans, with around 50,000 grasps unfolding over the course of a month of eight hour days. The robot is learning through tactile feedback and trial and error — or, as… Read More

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