Saturday, August 15, 2015

Robot Drone Washes Dishes

Robot Drone Washes Dishes 

Robot Drone Washes Dishes (2015)

 

But what if a robot, after a long dinner party, could bus the table and head to the sink? Now there's a relationship we can build on. Japan's HRP-2 humanoid 'bot, pictured here, has learned to do just that. Researchers at the University of Tokyo's Jouhou System Kougaku Laboratory have used human motion-capture and video game simulations to teach HRP-2 how to handle different types of dishware. They also had to develop waterproof robot gloves.
--Popular Science, "Helper Robots We Desperately Need"

 

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