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More Than a Good Eye: CMU Robot Uses Arms, Location and More to Discover Objects

May 6, 2013

herb explores objects A robot can struggle to discover objects in its surroundings when it relies on computer vision alone. But by taking advantage of all of the information available to it--an object's location, size, shape and even whether it can be lifted--a robot can continually discover and refine its understanding of objects, say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Robotics Institute. Full Story

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