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New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed


Brett robot

Guided by, from left, Chelsea Finn, Sergey Levine and Pieter Abbeel, Brett (the Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks) gets the peg into the hole.

Credit: Peter Earl McCollough for The New York Times

In an engineering laboratory here, a robot has learned to screw the cap on a bottle, even figuring out the need to apply a subtle backward twist to find the thread before turning it the right way.

From The New York Times
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