The most dexterous #robot yet learned to grasp from virtual objects using #AI via @MIT

Aparicio says the research is exciting because the reliability of the arm offers a clear path toward commercialization.

Developments in machine dexterity may also be significant for the advancement of artificial intelligence. Manual dexterity played a critical role in the evolution of human intelligence, forming a virtuous feedback loop with sharper vision and increasing brain power. The ability to manipulate real objects more effectively seems certain to play a role in the evolution of artificial intelligence, too.

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WHY IT MATTERS: AI is useful for more than making recommendations of Netflix movies to watch. Here it is applied to the issue of robot hand grasping and the video shows amazing result with robots able to close an amazon shipping box container. wow!

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