With all the progress we've seen in artificial intelligence over the last few years, you could say that machines are getting smarter all the time.
Even so, most of the robots in our factories still require a fair amount of preprogramming for them to recognize the objects they handle.
That could soon be a thing of the past as researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a system that allows robots to identify, pick up, and handle objects they haven't encountered before.
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According to The Robot Report, "the team’s major insight was to look at objects as collections of 3D keypoints that double as a sort of “visual roadmap.”
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