Tactile sensor lets robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QDvXHNtYbBA?rel=0 A GelSight sensor attached to a robot’s gripper enables the robot to determine precisely where it has grasped a small screwdriver, removing it from and inserting it back into a slot, even when the gripper screens the screwdriver from the robot’s camera. (credit: Robot Locomotion Group at MIT) Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and […]

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Tactile sensor lets robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools

http://img.youtube.com/vi/QDvXHNtYbBA/0.jpg A GelSight sensor attached to a robot’s gripper enables the robot to determine precisely where it has grasped a small screwdriver, removing it from and inserting it back into a slot, even when the gripper screens the screwdriver from the robot’s camera. (credit: Robot Locomotion Group at MIT) Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and […]

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Ant infestation at Auckland’s children hospital forces sick baby to move twice – New Zealand Herald

Ant infestation at Auckland’s children hospital forces sick baby to move twiceNew Zealand HeraldAn ant infestation at an Auckland children’s hospital has forced a mother and her sick 4-month-old son to move rooms twice. Alysha Hukatai and baby Noah Hukatai-Pare fled two rooms at Kidz First Children’s Hospital after she found ants crawling on the … […]

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The Latest: Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner The Latest: Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floodsFairbanks Daily News-MinerThat’s the warning from Alabama state officials, who say the insects known as red imported fire ants can present a potentially serious health threat to people and animals during severe flooding. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System said in a … from […]

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New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off

http://ift.tt/2s3EZGA On its 14th birthday, a reflection on Linden Lab’s groundbreaking Second Life, and how their next project Sansar hopes to go even further. In May 2006, Bloomberg’s Businessweek ran a cover story detailing the business empire of real estate millionaire Anshe Chung. What caught the world’s attention, however, is that Anshe Chung wasn’t a […]

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