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New Approach Trains Robots to Match Human Dexterity and Speed

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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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