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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Ray Kurzweil: Here’s What Will Happen When We Connect Our Brains to the Cloud

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil looks ahead to a time in the not-too-distant future when we’ll be able to connect our brains to computers in the cloud. Individual computers and mobile devices are already billions […]

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