Robots ‘see’ objects with high-tech fingertip sensor
Yahoo! - 10/09/2014
Some robots can swim. Others can kick, fetch, jump or fly. But the latest development in the field of robotics lets machines carry out an activity that is somewhat less athletic: plugging in a USB cord.
Performing this mundane task may not sound all that difficult to humans, but getting a robotto maneuver an object into a small port is a big deal, said researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Northeastern University in Boston