A new robot can now identify objects by touch

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A new robot can now identify objects by touch

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have had a breakthrough in giving a robot the human-like ability to determine what an object looks like just by touching it, as well as predict what an object will feel like just by looking at it, reports Engadget.

The researchers accomplished this by adding a tactile sensor called GelSight to a KUKA robot arm and then fed the information collected by the tactile sensor to the robotic arm’s AI so it could begin learning the relationship between tactile and visual information on its own. Twelve thousand videos of 200 fabrics and other household objects were then converted to still photographs and

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