CATEGORIESSEPTEMBER 20, 2014
|The robot grip fitted with GelSight sensor pads|
If robots can start to record complex and abstract amounts of data like sensory data that was previously reserved for organic machines like the brain, then they will be able to manipulate the world around them without human aid. Some of my readers might recognize this as the Singularity, the point at which the machines could sustain themselves without our help -- though, I doubt such a day in science will be apocalyptic.
Check it out for yourself in the video that the research team released on YouTube, it's simple but neat: